ANC suspends Julius Malema - again

2012-04-04 11:40

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's ANC membership has been suspended with immediate effect, the party's national disciplinary committee (NDC) said on Wednesday.

This followed Malema's verbal attack on President Jacob Zuma on Friday when he called him a dictator and said he was suppressing the league.

"After due consideration, the NDC was satisfied that this utterance constitutes a very serious violation of the ANC Constitution and that the institution of disciplinary action... of the ANC Constitution is warranted," NDC chairperson Derek Hanekom said in a statement.

Malema was informed on Wednesday morning of his immediate temporary suspension and that disciplinary proceedings would be instituted against him by the NDC.

  • Dane - 2012-04-04 11:43

    Wouldn't it be easier to just fire him already?

      William - 2012-04-04 11:47

      I am so confused. I thought he was expelled from the ANC, and had a suspended sentence and and and and....clearly its not just a cat that has 9 lives...

      mossie.geldenhuys - 2012-04-04 11:49


      Andrew - 2012-04-04 11:51

      It is becoming fairly obvious that the ANC is so divided that even an attempt by the top dudes to show unity looked like an act of desperation, instead of show true leadership. Pathetic!!

      planetdonovan - 2012-04-04 11:52

      so is he now suspelled or expended?

      Refugee - 2012-04-04 11:57

      how can u suspend someone whose already been suspended yet they still call it temporally suspention ......when will it be permanent ?

      Refugee - 2012-04-04 11:57

      how can u suspend someone whose already been suspended yet they still call it temporally suspension ......when will it be permanent ?

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 11:59

      Why are the ANC finding it hard to fire Malema, I guess Malema is wearing the pants in this bitter-sweet relationship. This case has received notoriety of being redundant and never effective since the ultimate consensus is always to suspend their fat son rather than banish him into the wilderness of farming in Limpopo.

      Atholl - 2012-04-04 12:00

      You have to be expelled THREE times :: The first time, the little piggy says: ... Not by the hairs of my Chinny Chin Chin ! ... The second time, the piggy says :: ... Not by the hairs of my Chinny Chin Chin ! ... ... the third time, the wolves discover :: ... that their house was built on sand ... ... that the whole house caves in on top of them

      Amanda - 2012-04-04 12:03

      AGAIN!!!! I don,t understand these idiots it looks as though they are afraid of this moron. IF the NDC is really in charge, they do not have to suspend him again, kick him out once and for all. Not that that means he is going to keep quiet. His ramblings are going to continue for a long time and many of them MIGHT just strike a nerve or two. NDC . show South Africa that you are in charge and shut his mouth and get rid of him!

      Tim - 2012-04-04 12:09

      Ha ha it is funny. Coz he can appeal it again and again and again and...

      Clifford - 2012-04-04 12:19

      How many lives does this cat have??????

      Michael - 2012-04-04 12:27

      William: His suspension/expulsion could not be implemented because he appealed the decision.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:28

      NOW we just need the rest of his toilet-seat-cover-wearing, beret baffoons in the ANCYL, to be fired as well. South Africa doesn't need the ANCYL

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-04-04 12:39

      Malema het sygat gesien doo da doo da Malema het sygat gesien doo diddy doo da day Going to sing all night Going to sing all day Malema het sygat gesien doo diddy doo da day

      Spyker - 2012-04-04 12:42

      What is "suspend" in Pedi..?

      Christopher - 2012-04-04 12:45

      Malema...Julius he kidding me, this cannot be true.

      John - 2012-04-04 12:48

      I thouht he was expelled, apealed for a lesser sentance(this has not been sorted out yet)and now he is on a temp suspension and more charges are going to be brought against him ? i am failing to put this all together but i think his and a few others goose is cooked no matter what.

      Eduard - 2012-04-04 12:51

      Malema should start his own party!!!!

      Mirrorman - 2012-04-04 12:54

      @William: Eventually all 9 lives will out....I got the beer chilling in the fridge

      Zambezi - 2012-04-04 13:03

      The suspense is killing me !

      Ansie - 2012-04-04 13:21

      @Slick - Shame poor guy, must suffer from disfunctional malema inteligence syndrome. I got it, slick is the tumor on Malema's brain!!!!!

      Edward - 2012-04-04 13:45

      Be careful what you celebrate. What the ANC does to one person when they restrict free speech they can do to anyone. As much as I find Julius' ideas stupid and dangerous for SA I find it more dangerous what the ANC is doing as a whole in the way that they are restricting the press and free speech, it's the first step to dictatorship or some form of repressive central government. Once the press and speech are regulated all the things that Julius was shouting from the roof tops about (nationalization taking farms) all of this can be done and no one will know about it until it's over. The rest of the world didn't realize what Mugabe was up to until it was mostly over. So beware what you celebrate. All of this, from the outside looking in, seems pretty ominous.

      Schmee - 2012-04-04 13:50

      I think the ANC doesn't have balls anymore. LOL in fact Helen Zille probably would have had the balls to make a final decision and to stick with it. Quite ironic.

      Ina - 2012-04-04 16:34

      'Malema was informed on Wednesday morning of his immediate temporary suspension and that disciplinary proceedings would be instituted against him by the NDC' With the emphasis on 'temporary' I suppose! For goodness sake how many more times must our intelligence be insulted with this inept handling of a case which should have been handled firmly and conclusively the very first time this contumelious ignorant jellybaby stepped over the mark.

      Brandon - 2012-04-04 22:11

      Firstly, it is not uncommon for an Applicant (read: company or entity) to bring forth additional charges against the Respondent (read: employee)if his/her employment status is 'employed' which also applies to any person 'suspended' as they are technically employed. However, the speed and conclusion of the initial c...harges in respect of the ANCYL leaves to be desired. In normality, investigations by the Applicant will take place and once satisfaction is reached that a prosecution can take place, charges are filed. The Respondent will then receive a notice to attend an inquiry and will receive 48 HRS to prepare before the inquiry date. In the case of Malema, no more than 4 days were required had there been provisions made for him to acquire legal representation. It was a simple case. He made statements in public which was documented by media footage and witnesses. Once the hearing was over, the Chairman could have submitted his findings within 48hrs. This process could have been concluded within 14 days or less inclusive of delays (read: availability of witnesses or evidence). Now, the party has suspended him with immediate effect? They could have done that from the onset. They did'nt. This will bring the question of 'desperation' into the equation.

      karen.zyl - 2012-04-05 15:21

      Refugee - Him being fired will be permanent. Jipee

  • Ian - 2012-04-04 11:43

    give it up juju, your circus tricks dont amuse the baas anymore lol

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 12:01

      Plus his officially to fat to perform effectively...

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:25

      How many times can he be suspended and expelled from the ANC, until he's finally suspended or expelled??? ANC constitution, whatever ...

      Phillip - 2012-04-04 12:31

      Juju is our Men we will not allow zuma to dictate us as ANCYL

      Richard - 2012-04-04 12:34

      Yup, Juju is so fat he's referred to as "men" now...

      Christopher - 2012-04-04 12:49

      They amuse us!

      Christopher - 2012-04-04 12:57 careful your job is next...the ANC is looking at this and if they see your name supporting out!! Just thought I would give you heads up...I know you dorff but dorff people deserve a heads up...retract your comment and you will be saved!!

  • Herman - 2012-04-04 11:44

    Hahahanahahaha, hy is julle baas anc

  • Steve - 2012-04-04 11:44

    Suspend someone who is basically expelled? Uh, ok...

      Frank - 2012-04-04 11:58

      This is not due process, this is plain stupidity from a toothless commission to scared to make a decisive decision!

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 12:04

      They NDC is basically reinforcing how "intelligent" they are in making sensible decisions.

      Anthony - 2012-04-04 12:19


      Nosiphom - 2012-04-04 12:25

      It does look stupid and maybe it is. On the other hand it is giving him enogh slack on the rope to hang himself. They do not have to do more - he is doing it himself. It seems to me that the ANC constitution is quiet on what do to with its leagues in the case that the league is being defiant - maybe disband the league would have been the answer, but you do not do such things a few months before an important election, so political expediency rather than logic will prevail.

  • Peter - 2012-04-04 11:45

    Ha Ha Ha Ha - I am crying due to the ludicriousness of it all.

  • Makhosazane - 2012-04-04 11:46

    Guess the difference is immediately/pending appeal. So let me get this right....he has been expelled pending appeal however with these recent utterances he is suspended law sometimes.

      Makhosazane - 2012-04-04 11:50

      Ok finally get it - with this immediate suspension he can no longer attend any ANC and its structures meetings which previously he could still do ..... Nice 1 Zuma....

      Peter - 2012-04-04 11:53

      Correct - but now they start the merry-go-round all over again and it will now take another 2 years to get the FINAL verdict. That is probably the plan, Juliarse IS still around and being used, and full paid, and still receiving his corruption monies.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:27

      Ya, I don't get it either. Also, temporarily with immediate ... Think I need an ANC dictionary to figure our their logic

  • rebotha - 2012-04-04 11:46

    Ha ha. What a joke.

      Glyn - 2012-04-04 12:43

      The anc is a joke! Vote DA! For Sanity! Viva Sanity, Viva DA!

  • Rainbow - 2012-04-04 11:46

    The pot calling the kettle black. Comon ANC Just make Juliarse dissapear.

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 12:07

      With that visible mammoth weight, hell we need a giant magical wand to make him disappear.

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-04-04 11:46

    Good bye, but the anc are still arses! wonder if he will vote DA now?

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-04-04 11:46

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Its a comedy! Didn't realise that we were in the middle of the greatest comedy capers of all times!

      Lyndatjie - 2012-04-04 11:47

      We can call it "the taming of the stupid!"

      Lyndatjie - 2012-04-04 11:48

      No better yet..... it's the remake of "dumb twit flies over the cuckoos' nest!"

  • PumaFred - 2012-04-04 11:46

    Who needs the comedy channel on DSTV. Just watch \the malema diaries\

      reza.mckay - 2012-04-04 11:59

      I think this series has potential,

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 12:10


  • vandeventer.sarel - 2012-04-04 11:46

    yeah baby yeah!!!

  • Pieter - 2012-04-04 11:47

    ANC suspends Julius Malema - again and again and again................. And again.

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 12:11

      A story, that sadly has no happy ending for humanity.

  • evdwesthuizen1 - 2012-04-04 11:47

    how do you suspend an already suspended person??? Only in the ANC.....

      rbphiri - 2012-04-04 12:12

      And you wonder why none of them have never won Who Is smater than a fifth grader.

      sabongam - 2012-04-04 12:12

      He has been expelled from the ANC but his appeal is pending on that decision... If you've noticed he has been attending official ANC meetings and gatherings pending the outcome of that appeal. But now he's been suspended from taking the platform at any ANC meeting or event. Basically if the expulsion stands this latest suspension will automatically fall away(it won't really matter).

      Schmee - 2012-04-04 14:19

      In November 2011 he was suspended from his post as president of the ANCYL, and is currently expelled from the ANC. From 1 March 2012, he had 14 days to appeal his expulsion. He didn't appeal.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-04 11:47

    onthou julle daai speletjie wat mens met babas speel....waaaaaars hy?? DAAAAAAARS hy!!!!!

      muriel.proudfoot - 2012-04-04 12:49

      HA HA HA!! Goeie een! Het nou lekker gelag.

      Schmee - 2012-04-04 13:57

      LOL brilliant

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-04-04 11:48

    You mean you fired him twice? LOL. Why not just throw him down an old mind shaft and make it look like an ermm accident?

      Brett - 2012-04-04 11:59

      He probably wouldnt fit.

  • brett.hardie - 2012-04-04 11:48

    Uhh, yeah......

  • jgcronje - 2012-04-04 11:49

    Here we go again! Until they (ANC) formally strip him from all his privileges and ranks he will find a way around the suspension.

  • Andiswa - 2012-04-04 11:49

    Juju, its time to put those farming plans to use..your political 15 minutes of fame is over...

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:30

      But Malema sings kill the farmer, he should probably stop singing his own death warrant then, hey?

  • Muofhe - 2012-04-04 11:50

    kikikikikiki.....what a joke!

  • Eugene - 2012-04-04 11:50

    Wonder what colour his blood is turning to now...oh ja. Make sure he pays his outstanding membership fees before he takes his little box with him... this weekend, another reason to celebrate...

      Beaulah - 2012-04-04 16:29

      Still black, green and yellow broer!

  • Grant - 2012-04-04 11:52

    How does that work? is it like 3 strikes and you're out? I must admit I also agree with him on the part where he called Zuma a dictator...

      Thando - 2012-04-04 11:53

      Zuma a dictator??

      Grant - 2012-04-04 13:54

      @Thando so the Privacy bill? that sounds like democracy to me what about the disbandment of the Scorpions? if that doesn't sound like dictatorship then I don't know what does...

  • Vernon - 2012-04-04 11:52

    i feel 'suspended' by this debacle

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-04-04 11:53

    I actually think for the first time I agree with Julius...

      Thando - 2012-04-04 11:55

      If th NDC is dung its job nw Zuma is a dictator??

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-04-04 12:00

      Well attempting to tamper with the judiciary the constitution and the secrecy bill it kinda sounds like the beginning of a dictatorship.

      Irene - 2012-04-04 12:42

      Thando ~ The ANC is nothing but 'dung' to use your expression.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-04-04 13:31

      OMG Slick you are such an idjit! Can't you read??? Go shout at Zuma if you have a problem with it you MORON!!!

  • Mashudu - 2012-04-04 11:53

    When will this end mara? I'm tired of Malema this, Malema that. Malema and the ANC must get a life.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:31

      This ANCYL has caused more damage to the ANC and South Africa, then any other political party in history.

  • MC Coetzer - 2012-04-04 11:53

    Cant wait to hear Juju's comeback. He'll probably argue that he is innocent. So amusing...

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-04 12:01

      nevermind innocent...he'll definately reckon he is a victim!

  • Leon Curling-Hope - 2012-04-04 11:54

    Sounds like a soap opera (these are the days of julius) come on now this is getting old! Make up ur mind! Feels like there is some thing else going on. Smoke and mirrors!!!

  • Anton - 2012-04-04 11:54

    how about another appeal?

  • Kevin.snake - 2012-04-04 11:55

    With all due respect how many times does one get suspended before he is released from their duties?

  • David - 2012-04-04 11:59

    Am i being a bit slow here, but why is he still being referred to as the ANCYL president by journalists... surely he is out already. This is all taking up way too much space and the Journalists should find different news now as they are simply making him bigger than he is.

  • PumaFred - 2012-04-04 11:59

    Who needs the comedy channel on DSTV. Just watch \the malema diaries\

  • Cornelius - 2012-04-04 11:59

    Whoooooo! A snake is still dangerous until the head is crushed.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:31

      Yebo, yes.

      Mahilo - 2012-04-04 12:53

      Yup!People should learn from that!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-04 12:00

    suspended, expelled, banned, excommunicated many different versions of voetsak! do you get?

      Irene - 2012-04-04 12:43

      Yip, but Fatboy is just too stupid to understand that he's not wanted.

  • Nhlanhla - 2012-04-04 12:01

    What do these suspensions mean? Each time the dude is suspended but remains and continues to attack the President. We are tired of suspending the guy. Just fire the dude.

      Phillip - 2012-04-04 12:49

      JUJU is going nowhere we are ready to die for Malema

  • nwabisa.matyumza - 2012-04-04 12:01

    suspended, expelled, suspended again, what next? re-instated mxiim. feels like im watching Tom & Jerry on the Cartoon Network

  • tom.vorster - 2012-04-04 12:03

    So the people who are tasked (deployed) to make key decisions on how this country is governed cant even decide whether one puffed up Idi Amin wannabe is part of their organisation or not.

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  • Nhlanhla - 2012-04-04 12:04

    Maybe the guy is bigger than the ANC and they can't do anything about it. It sucks!

      Gigo - 2012-04-04 12:14

      Yes Nhlanha I agree with you they can't do anything.Malema is shaking the Anc

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 12:32

      Sganja, are you actually Malema? Posting your pro-self comments? You pic sure looks like you are Malema. Actually, your pic could be any member of the ANCYL

  • Heinrich - 2012-04-04 12:05

    Wait? Am I crazy or am I having the most real to life Déjà vu experience ever?

      laetitia.clark - 2012-04-04 12:08

      Déjà JuJu ??

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-04-04 12:11

      Deja Ju?

  • Dries Grobler Jr. - 2012-04-04 12:05

    What do you mean again?

  • Death.Cursed - 2012-04-04 12:05

    Zuma deserved it, Malima is so right, if P.Malima is wrong and Zuma isnt a dictator so as his collegues would, JZ shoul bare in mind that Julius knows the ANC.. and he witness everything in all meetings, whereby Zuma doesnt listen. P.Malima is so right!!!!

      Mahilo - 2012-04-04 12:55

      May be!

      Slick - 2012-04-04 13:16

      JuJu is going NO WHERE, till I SAY SO OK and this is a FACT not fiction,,,,now deal with it people!! and dont respond cause I will not be affording further comment or responses. JuJu is going NO WHERE and the constitution of the RSA and the Bill of Rights allows him to speak his nananan!!...cheerio for now.... see ya all in December when you all in tears ... Ohhh the Dept of Inland Affairs is ready to handle your permanent exit visas, most expeditiously too!!

      Marcelle - 2012-04-05 09:56


  • Hannes - 2012-04-04 12:05

    can we pleaaaaaase get a end to this now????????? keep him, fire him, suspend him, appeals and it just don't end... no wonder this country is full of service protests and things

  • Xoli - 2012-04-04 12:06

    My question is who is paying for these hearings....

      Paul - 2012-04-04 12:19

      You are sunshine, you are. Every single time.

      Xoli - 2012-04-04 13:13

      So ok Paul if I'am paying dont you think its high time I know how much these hearings are costing me, or at least give me a say in what the outcome should be, doesnt that sound a little bit like a "Democracy" oh yeah I forgot There's that Info Bill thing, Well there goes my country Sorry I meant money..or did I..

  • IcemanGP - 2012-04-04 12:06

    Mmm, methinks the man/boy is right, the cANCer can't seem to keep a tight ship, as they still keeping the man/boy around. Fire his has, and let the HAWKS and SARS investigate him. Cause now the blithering idiot is still on full pay.

  • Marius - 2012-04-04 12:06

    I think there is wool pulled over our eyes by the ANC.This is a ploy by them to "expell" Malema but not to really do it- so we all think he is but not - just to keep us shut up about it.

  • Nhlanhla - 2012-04-04 12:06

    How many suspensions is the dude gonna get before he is really suspended? Maybe they should just make him an ambassador to South Sudan or Mongolia because he is a mongol. Lol!

  • patric.hlongwani - 2012-04-04 12:06

    Go juju go away wth Malema away.

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-04 12:10

    How many times are they going to suspended him

  • don.ruffels - 2012-04-04 12:11

    What you have me confused: Suspended again, and again and a third time again? Temporary "nogal" I think the ANC is afraid of JM. When is out: Three strikes then out!!!!

  • lunghile.ndleve - 2012-04-04 12:11

    A party that immediately suspends a member for calling its leader a dictator sounds like a party governed by dictators..... Not a Malema fan, but their response to his words is alarming.

      Mzwandile - 2012-04-04 12:36

      Exactly my point Chief, at least we can say without contradiction that Mbeki was not a dictator because he never called for Vavi's suspension when say was said about him

      rrakoma - 2012-04-04 12:39

      ok Lungile, the problem with the Malema situation is that he called Zuma a dictator in a public adress, Imagine if sum youth leader of the Democrats called Oboma a dictator, or is Mazibuko got up and called Zille all types of names in a public address, you dont do that, I dare you to send emails to all your fellow coleaugues telling them that you manager is a dictator, lets see how far you'll get.

      Thando - 2012-04-04 13:00

      Firstly ths was not immediate, Malema hs been running his mout off givn lil disregard to resolutions taken @ th last NGC. If anythng th ANC has been patient wit Malema nd th due processes wer followd. Chief ths organisation is NOT a mickey mouse org, we mst deal wit real issues nd not hide behind name caln nd rhetoric here

      Thando - 2012-04-04 13:01

      Firstly ths was not immediate, Malema hs been running his mout off givn lil disregard to resolutions taken @ th last NGC. If anythng th ANC has been patient wit Malema nd th due processes wer followd. Chief ths organisation is NOT a mickey mouse org, we mst deal wit real issues nd not hide behind name caln nd rhetoric here