ANCYL seeks Malema 'political solution'

2012-03-02 08:50

Johannesburg - A "political solution" needs to be found to the expulsion of Julius Malema from the ANC, the Eastern Cape ANCYL said on Thursday.

"We don’t believe that the ANC should expel members of its preparatory school, rather should respond with a corrective intention and not through extreme punitive measures," spokesperson Nkosinathi Nomatiti said in a statement.

He likened the expulsion of ANCYL leader Malema from the ruling party, and the suspension of two other league officials, to the banning of liberation movements under apartheid.

"We do not believe that the ANC can at any stage behave in a manner that is no different from what the rogue apartheid regime did when it banned liberation movements in South Africa in the past. Hence we are hopeful of a political solution."

'Political intolerance'

He said the decision by the ANC's disciplinary committee amounted to "political intolerance", "extreme intimidation", and was an attempt to close down "democratic space" within the movement.

Nomatiti added that the Eastern Cape's ANCYL respected the ANC, its structures and decisions and viewed them as binding on ANC members.

Meanwhile the ANC Youth League national executive committee would meet at the weekend to discuss Malema's expulsion.

"[The NEC] will convene on Sunday to seek guidance from the leadership... on the way forward," league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement on Thursday.

Shivambu said the league would hold a news briefing on Monday, and Malema would conduct an interview with the SABC's Metro FM in the evening.

"Members of the media are advised to respect this approach."


Shivambu extended the ANCYL's gratitude to everyone who had sent messages of support following Wednesday's decision by the ANC's national disciplinary committee to expel Malema.

He thanked members of the ANC and the league who "went to defend" Malema's house in Seshego, near Polokwane in Limpopo, from "rascals".

Malema detractors drove around Seshego in the early hours on Thursday, taunting his supporters by carrying a tombstone fashioned from a cardboard box. It had the words "RIP Julius S Malema", "dictator" and "corrupted" written on it.

Malema, who was recently referred to as the "chief commander of economic freedom", was found guilty of sowing division in the ANC and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.

Malema reportedly said on Wednesday he would remain in Seshego as long as people were trying to attack his home.

Shivambu was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.

Malema, Shivambu and four other ANCYL leaders who were disciplined had two weeks to appeal against their sentences.

  • Kai - 2012-03-02 08:54

    Why? didn't they get their political solution, he was expelled from the party. Oh well you can lead a horse to water I guess.

      kgomotso.radise - 2012-03-02 09:03

      They must be noble like former president Thabo Mbeki and forget political solution with regard to the appeal.

      Max - 2012-03-02 09:16

      Preparatory is more like preprimary school.

      Sean - 2012-03-02 09:22

      I have the perfect SOLUTION !! ``Malema must just f@ck off`` ! Simple , problem solved !

      John - 2012-03-02 09:33

      Nkosinathi Nomatiti, Check in the following link in regards of Disciplinary Procedures in ANC All solutions there are political, becouse concerns your political party. This is your party constitution document....and read that manual. Readers of the media are advising you to better know your party policies and procedures.

      Kobus - 2012-03-02 10:07

      There is only one political solution. Get rid of the ANCYL altogether :)

      Eduard - 2012-03-02 11:31

      only solution for him, should be patch and solution on a tyre

      Blip - 2012-03-04 03:34

      What does "a political solution" mean?

  • eserfontein - 2012-03-02 08:58

    Oh my God. This in UNBELIEVABLE! "political intolerance"?????

      Johann - 2012-03-02 09:11

      "Economic freedom" and "political intolerance" Who thinks up these phrases?

      PhilipV - 2012-03-02 09:28

      They use LARGE words to sound intelligent. Back at base camp they have a dictionary open and still cant find the word "intolerance" under "S" for stupidity. Empty cans make the most noise ...

  • Justin - 2012-03-02 08:58

    But the expulsion was the solution!!!!!!!!!!

      PB - 2012-03-02 10:11

      "expel members of its preparatory school" This is the main reason why the joufs can't accept any ruling that goes against their wishes - they are being passed from one grade to the next and given matriculation certificate for screwing up and doing as little as possible. They expect the rest of the world to work the same way.

      Garysyd705 - 2012-03-02 12:46

      White bouncer speaks to malema ' Y are you not coming inside da club,u are holdin up da queue? Malema ' ay suga man, u think black man can't read... We are only 19 people standin here,we waitin for 2 more. Can't u see no under 21

      Garth - 2012-03-02 15:59

      I seriously hope that no white man speaks so.

      samuel.maleka - 2012-03-03 17:30

      lol i beleive you guys are all whites right?

      Blip - 2012-03-04 03:36

      That's a "political solution", surely?

  • Yolanda - 2012-03-02 08:58

    This is sooo hilarious! they need to find a "political solution". I'd like to see that solution! Lmao

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-03-02 09:02

    looking forward to the rugby this weekend!

      Jacobus - 2012-03-02 09:15

      Me too dude - go stomers!!!!!

      Yolanda - 2012-03-02 09:24


      Christopher - 2012-03-02 10:13

      Go SHARKS!!!!!

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-02 10:46

      Kaizer Chiefs... shapa khosi shapa..

      Felix - 2012-03-02 10:49

      Nice Rikesh! lol

      Jacobus - 2012-03-02 11:17

      I think the solution or punishment 4 Melema should be for him to be tackled by every stomers player once. It will have 1/2 outcomes: It could knock some sence into him / put him into a coma. Either way is win 4 us!!!!!!!

      Yolanda - 2012-03-02 13:17


      Garth - 2012-03-02 16:02

      Truth24 Yuck, get it off, get it off! Your comment attracted a troll - man it's fugly and it stinks!

  • Peter - 2012-03-02 09:02

    A political solution means that Malema must kiss Zuma's behind, which is highly unlikely.

  • HiJack - 2012-03-02 09:03

    Aka, "re deployment" to somewhere else where he can continue talking cr@p the whole day.

      Rinus - 2012-03-02 09:32

      In politics that usually means an ambassador's post somewhere. Maybe we must send him to Zim?

      PB - 2012-03-02 10:00

      Rinus, you are a GENIUS!!

  • Sharon - 2012-03-02 09:03

    If the YL is a preparatory school for the ANC, then I guess Julius has been graded and received a big fat red F. He failed in his mandate, to represent the youth.

      Judith - 2012-03-04 19:46

      Amen to that....

  • Nigel - 2012-03-02 09:06

    OMG, talk about hypocrites, they are politically intolerant, they intimidate, they can't behave, BUT they have the absolute gall & temerity to cry when they are deciplined for the EXACT same things. The irony of this is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tacod - 2012-03-02 09:06

    Does this Malema not realize that the ANC is tired of his rhetoric and see him as a dictator in the making. In the event that Malema might come to power in South Africa, Malema would want total power just like Gadaffi, Mubarak, and the other dictators in Africa. One party state and the lack of democricy that the ANC and all the other parties fought for pre '94. The country will be a lot worse off than it is today. This Malema should acknowledge that he is heading for a fall and get out while he still can. Accept the consequence of his actions and leave the country to people that want to serve the people and not just themselves.

  • makesuthink - 2012-03-02 09:07

    Are these characters complete idiots a few people have been suspenede and one expelled. THe ANCYL has not been banned. I hope and wish that the ANC parent body closes or stops funding the branches that are carrying on like Limpopo and Eastern Cape

  • Jason - 2012-03-02 09:10

    yawn...... Its obvious... the idiot does not know what expelled means and cannot understand that he is wasting taxpayers money.... will the real ANC please stand up?....

  • Ben Nel - 2012-03-02 09:12

    Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler also had "political solutions".

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-02 09:12

    Malema is not the first person to be expelled from the ANC, when Holomisa was expelled I felt it was unfair but he didnt make a song and dance about it, why cant they let it go? Getting rid of 1 or 3 distructive members does ont amount to political intolerance, it's only political intolerance if the entire youth league was disbanded. As for Shivambu reffering to "rascal" What is he? I agree with Malema on one thing though,he must stay home (in limpopo) to keep his home safe,preferably for next 5 years. He should'nt move , he should be cnfined to his yard.

  • Romank - 2012-03-02 09:13

    You bunch of idiots. So we should allow members of the party to continue to disrespect what the party stands for, say bad things about the leader of a democratic country. Like a small child that is told repeatedly that he must stop what he is doing and not get a spanking for it. Honestly has Malema done anything good for you, besides using his influence to make money for himself. What person earning R 20 000 rand a month can afford to be a cattle farmer or have such a lavish lifestyle? Wake up an smell the coffee in the morning. as they say in afrikaan "regte train, verkeerde spoor".

  • Bluecrest - 2012-03-02 09:16

    Yaaaaaaawn... Time for a whiskey - Oh crap, I can't, I'm WORKING!!!

      Primrose - 2012-03-02 09:21

      Pour it in a coffee cup, enough of reading of this Juju crap...Do whatever with him dont think much of South Africans cares, Give me a Bells

      PhilipV - 2012-03-02 09:30

      Wouldn't mind one myself. This guy is getting too much exposure for a nobody.

  • paul.coetzee1 - 2012-03-02 09:17

    The ANCYL has just undergone a procedure called an "enema"

  • Werner - 2012-03-02 09:19

    Time to get a job MAL-EMA, like the poor you want us to believe you represent,and no you won`t get a R20,000 Salary with Grade 5 (I Hope) your Salary will be a Whooping R1,200, Oh and Don`t worry even with Grade 5 you will find a job because of AA and BEE! Enjoy

  • Pulverturm - 2012-03-02 09:21

    WTF is a "Political solution" ?

      Bongani - 2012-03-02 10:16

      more tenders

  • Evan - 2012-03-02 09:23

    "No,No, No, I don't like these rules, the result has not been fair play, c'mon comrades ... One last game, for real, you know, for keeps, this time it can be the real solution, Ok?" When will the ANCYL get it, they are playing with adult rules, and the political solution was Expulsion!

  • The-third - 2012-03-02 09:24

    #### off.

  • Francois - 2012-03-02 09:25

    apartheid kry alweer die skuld...

      Bongani - 2012-03-02 10:18

      it's the easiest scapegoat when all else fails, i bet you a youth league mampara is going to dislike this comment

  • Mtizozo - 2012-03-02 09:28

    Goes back to my words, that he has been like an apprentice that if he makes mistake, they can be treated as a learning curve. But its proven that he is unteachable now. The political solutions should be the 3 nare now old enough and they must go and take post in provinces and leage must carry on with their visions. Also the leage age group must be less then 30 years.

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-03-02 09:30

    Are they deaf? The expulsion IS a political solution.

  • Mthikhulu - 2012-03-02 09:32

    " The coutry that does n't value its youth does n't deserve it's futuer" by O.R Tambo

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-02 10:44

      ....and he was referring to youth. Not men who is not "youth" anymore or youth who is trying to behave like men.

      Kevin - 2012-03-02 15:20

      I think what Oliver Tambo was trying to say is value the youth, teach them and guide them to become good leaders. Not give any incapable person a top job, let them steal from their constituents, run around shooting their mouth off and being thoroughly disrespectful to all, including now his own party. Oh, and also not to ignore the rules and laws of his own party's constitution. I'm sure Mr Tambo never had this current picture in is mind when he said what you've quoted.

      Nick - 2012-03-02 16:47

      and what is your definition of youth anyone under 45 how pathetic how can you still be youth or part of that circus in your thirties

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-02 09:34

    What needs to happen next, is that Malema's financial position must be investigated and stolen money paid back to the people.

      Gerald - 2012-03-02 13:24

      @ jam a That is a lie!

      Kevin - 2012-03-02 15:30

      If one could ever do the sums, I think you'll find a lot more money has been siphoned off since the ANC took over, but there are no official figures and I doubt there ever will be accurate figures. Just in case you're one of those misinformed militants, Morama, I paid for my house, my education and had to earn my salary. I still pay taxes, VAT and I still pay for my Son's education. NONE OF IT was given to me by the government - stop standing there with your hand out waiting for 'your turn'. Your government won't give you the money, they have spent it on their homes and Johnnie Black.........

  • SARealist - 2012-03-02 09:36

    Strange how Karma works? What goes around comes around? JM "GOT RID OF" Mbeki and ANC "GOT RID OF" JM. Just shows, give a man a long enough rope and will hang himself eventually.

  • George - 2012-03-02 09:36

    Send the fool to Zimbabwe.

      Fungai - 2012-03-02 11:20

      Pliz not Zim but to Mugabe. We dont need Malema because we have enough problems.

  • Billy - 2012-03-02 09:37

    It is so much fun watching the ANC tearing itself apart! Unlike those who are calling for it all to come to an end already, I hope it keeps going on and on and on.....!

  • willybegood - 2012-03-02 09:37

    The 'political solution' is coming... SARS and the HAWKS are being sent to finish him off ;)

      Bongani - 2012-03-02 09:41

      I am sure you think youth league is Malema. Youth league put Zuma in power and youth league will also take him out. if you think this expulsion is about discipline and all that, then you have a serious problem than I initially thought.

      Bob - 2012-03-02 12:51

      Bongani, why did you answer with a totally different context, the point being made was that both SARS and the HAWKS are investigating this low life for all the fraud and unpaid taxes, in the right hands this money could have helped towards some of the problems in this country, education, health, housing, crime, the list just goes on and on, people like you contribute and even seem to condone this waste, people like me, and there are many, want to see an end to this corruption.

  • Silas - 2012-03-02 09:39

    ANC must be firm with its decision, if Malema expelled, let it be, ANCL leaders think without their arrogant approach South Africa will be written off.Malema is like a young guy who peeped into the Bathroom while his father having bath and when the father try to discpline him,he then threaten the father he will tell world what he saw.If ANC wants to be trusted by ordinary South Africans must be firm, Out of million youth that support ANC, I beleive there are good behaved leaders to be, than Malema.Justice must be firm and fair, these appeals might end up showing inconsistant by NEDC.Let him Go, Holomis as more support than Malema, and where he is today

      Judith - 2012-03-04 19:52

      Will the good behaved LEADERS please stand up?

  • Alison - 2012-03-02 09:39

    'He likened the expulsion of ANCYL leader Malema from the ruling party, and the suspension of two other league officials, to the banning of liberation movements under apartheid' - What a dumb ass statement! The apartheid goverment and the liberation movements were totally separate entities, not so with the ANC and ANCYL.

  • Johnathon - 2012-03-02 09:41

    Actually it is all quite simple. The absolute correct political solution is to ban Malema from ever making another political statement again in his miserable life. They should also seriously consider disbanding the ANCYL, as small, ignorant, nursery school children, should never be given a political voice. Lock the whole lot up in the Johannesburg Zoo, so visitors can admire the sort of animal our political system keeps as house pets. The public can also throw bananas at them so they cannot complain that they are being badly treated and not given enough fresh fruit.

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-02 09:44

    ANCYL. It is time to realize how party politics works. Even in Africa. The organization was not banned. A member was. When the ANCYL thinks they are bigger and know better than their "mother" they must not hide behind their "mother's name(ANC). Get your own name. Stand on your own legs. If you belief the "mother and father" is fighting in the marriage(ANC), you, as their child, are still subjected to punishment because the parents both, irrelevant of infighting, decide to punish you. I did not read of any of the NEC that stand up and say "no we cant do this and we going to fight for you publicly". Do as your parents told you. Clean your room and do your homework. Sorry fellow commentators for the kiddo talk, but we are working here with kids.

  • Getafix - 2012-03-02 09:48

    Expulsion was the solution. Dis-banning the ANCYL will be the next.

      Judith - 2012-03-04 19:55

      I think you mean disbanding....

  • Winston - 2012-03-02 09:51

    The time has now arrived where it is politically correct to catergorically state that the anc are living in the past, have no roadmap for the future, and have dismally failed all the peoples of south africa. May God really help this nation if these current leaders are the best their is to offer.

  • medupe.charles - 2012-03-02 10:01

    ANC should find solutions not chop and change, guess what? whoever is going to take over Malema is just going to be as radical as Malema, the youth league is not an individual obviously the mandate originates from the members and the mandate will always be the same, fight for land....

  • Gavin - 2012-03-02 10:03

    Ok, so let me get this right, they're happy if everything goes their way, but the moment something goes against these clowns they're up in arms. Malema is a dishonest and dishonorable clown and has been punished for his sins. Accept it and move on you (f'ing) idiots.

  • Dhavandran - 2012-03-02 10:03

    "democratic space"within the movement? what about democracy for the rest of sa ? and give us a share in your cookie.

  • nhlanhla.zeetman - 2012-03-02 10:08

    It has been long coming the next thing will be a jail term,because the SARS is invistigating him together with the hawks.

  • nhlanhla.zeetman - 2012-03-02 10:16

    He must use the five years productively,go study politics or economics then he will be able to understand what are the fandamentals basics of the term nationalisation.

      Johnathon - 2012-03-02 10:35

      Sorry Nhlanhla. Little misconception there. That 5 yr ban, has joyfully been changed to expulsion. He is total history forever as far as the ANC or it kindergarten branch, the ANCYL is concerned. Good for you on finally understanding that with Nationalisation - Pronto : End of SA Mining industry. Most mines have moved their head offices out of SA, so to set up alternative mines anywhere else in the world, where a stable democratic government exists, is an absolute piece of cake.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-02 10:17

    wow! The EC ANCYL? - dumbest of the dumb! Listen to your ruling party & be good little boys

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-02 10:18

    I want to swear but I have more class than that .. Be gone mudderfugger

  • eradingoana - 2012-03-02 10:28

    The guy is still young as he does not know the party 's history. Ask him if he knew what party Holomisa was a member of and how he got out of that party. Possibly he does not know the answer because of his age. That was the early days after apartheid

      Paul - 2012-03-02 10:44

      But as a leader of the YL, just perhaps he SHOULD have paid attention to learning all these things before he opened his fat mouth? He didnt even bother and that's his fault and omission and no-one else's! Idiocy is inherited never learnt.

  • Greg - 2012-03-02 10:28

    Export him to Zimbabwe - and let Bob look after him.

      eradingoana - 2012-03-02 10:34

      Perfect exile

  • gregory.bunyard - 2012-03-02 10:32

    please people, can the Malema thing now just go away, we need to get on with real life issues and not continue to play in the sandpit!

  • stefan.fourie3 - 2012-03-02 10:37

    the ANCYL is filled with a bunch of naughty children. always throwing tantrums n making excuses for everything. its like a child that needs to get spoken to way to often. when a child is naughty he/she should be punished. a child should not backchat its parents...guess what its the same with malema and his siblings..especially shivambu...UR NOT ABOVE THE ANC MORONS.....

      Pieter - 2012-03-02 11:57

      Actually they are all closer to middle age than to children. Most of them 30+

  • Abel - 2012-03-02 10:40

    they messing with u they have plan this together on their secret meetings. its ANC mafias finally Malema could be back and he knows the Date. "ANC we are going to expell him and reinstate him again jst to get rid of attention" ANCYL' ok"

  • Paul - 2012-03-02 10:42

    Down with the ANCYL on this process. They're way too late as usual and should have read the warning signs when it all began and reigned in their lead henchman. Of course they didnt, as all were feeding at the Limpopo trough which has now dried up its fodder. By the look of this blog you have brought most of the people together in united comment and that's great. Bye-bye big Juli-ass, Bye-bye. Now we'll see even more South Africans uniting together when The Hawks and SARS begin their landing approach and we see it all coming into view. Not long now peeps, not at all long now.

  • Louise Higham - 2012-03-02 10:55

    Malema and his henchmen are crooks and thugs they must go plant mealies