D-Day for Julius Malema

2012-02-29 09:11

Johannesburg - The ANC is expected to make an announcement on the future of suspended youth league president Julius Malema on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the national disciplinary committee (NDC) would meet on Wednesday to finalise discussion on Malema.

"I can confirm there will be a meeting today [Wednesday]. The ANC will issue a statement, we always communicate our decision after due process," he said.

Mthembu said the statement would be issued "later today [Wednesday]".

The African National Congress's national disciplinary committee of appeal (NDCA) upheld the conviction of Malema and five ANCYL officials for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing division.

Malema was suspended for five years. ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi were also suspended for periods ranging from 18 months to three years.

Their appeal against their sentences was dismissed, but they were granted leave to present evidence in mitigation. The sentences were suspended pending the outcome of the hearings.

  • Deon - 2012-02-29 09:17

    At last.

      Henri - 2012-02-29 09:24

      dearest News24, stop deleting my Julius jokes, if you can publish racist reports of this half a man then i must be allowed to post jokes of him on here, it goes both ways !!!!!!!

      Henri - 2012-02-29 09:33

      @polydonkey, what is that you are saying ? I cant hear you thru the sound of how awesome i am !!!!!

      David - 2012-02-29 09:42

      please get this idiot out of the news once and for all. Comrade Bob may have a post for him in Zim.

      Robert - 2012-02-29 09:46

      At Polio - You are meant to be an idiot. Oh wait ...

      Bob - 2012-02-29 09:47

      Woo hoo, SARS and the Hawks are waiting anxiously on this outcome, then bye bye JM you gonna do some down time, racist filth that he is.

      Robert - 2012-02-29 09:48

      @Nazo, do you blind followers always just follow the spoilt brats who wear military uniforms and berets? You do know that Julius has never actually been to the army right? He never fought in any liberation struggle either. He's not a soldier. You know that right ???

      Vusi - 2012-02-29 09:57

      @Nazo2010 "Many will be surprised as Julius Malema is the son of the ANC and he is going nowhere" You must have been away on another planet for a while. Your hero is involved in R400 Million tender scams! He won't be going nowhere, he will be going to jail! Wake up Bro, we have amongst us far better leaders to bring us economic freedom. Malema's concept of freedom is the fastest way to starvation. Look at Zim and when you analyse their situation you will see we have nowhere to run to when the whole world sanctions us. Our economy and wealth doesn't lie in mines or grabbing farms, but in education so we can create an economy, not destroy it. Go think deeply about what I have said and forget Malema's talk. It is easy to preach economic freedom when you are stealing in the scandalous manner in which he is stealing. The only reason he is spewing all his rubbish, is so he can get the voters behind him so he can buy himself a ticket to become Africa's second Mugabe.

      Jessica - 2012-02-29 10:01

      Dont be fooled. JM drives the ANC's agenda and they will keep on using him as he is going now where. When he said nationalize the mines and at first the ANC denied it, now they suddenly reveal a work report on it... We see him as a clown but he opens the can so the ruling party can slowly introduce their plans by desensitizing us... one party one state here we come

      Vusi - 2012-02-29 10:13

      LOL LOL LOL Poloyatonki, I see you are still with us and going strong!

      Robert - 2012-02-29 10:16

      @ PolioDonkey - Zim back on its feet? Really? Don't you watch the news? Mad Bob Mugabe DESTROYED Zimbabwe. His tyranny and oppression of the people collapsed a once decent economy. I guess your brain-type will always support the idiot who makes the most noise. Even if that noise is complete stupidity.

      Max - 2012-02-29 10:23

      Yes, at last we are going to hear why the ANC is not going to uphold the suspension. Julius is going to get a slap on the wrist, mark my words.

      Thandi - 2012-02-29 10:44

      Let me guess - the ANCorruption are going to make some inane statement and it will be a case of yet another two weeks for fatboy to ponder, another few weeks for the ANCorruption to consider, yet another few weeks for fatboy to extract digitus........and so it will go on ad-infinitum. Watch this space - ANCorruption take a serious stand against fatboy - I doubt it, no-one has the balls.

      makesuthink - 2012-02-29 10:50

      Poloyatonki You are quite right there are no jokes about Julius because everything is true and he is a JOKE

      Freddie - 2012-02-29 10:51

      Poliodonkey you are sadly mistaken. Zim's economy is now smaller than it was in 1980, unemployment is at 95% the worst in the world, it now longer has it's own currency but must use the dollar or rand. It had one of the highest literacy rates in Africa, most of the educated Zimbabweans have left the country, thus making the probability of any recovery extremely thin. Dream on, you poor delusional little man.

      Freddie - 2012-02-29 11:06

      Poliodonky, in terms of GDP size in 2011 Zimbabwe is below Swaziland and above Somalia in the world rankings. I would not call that successful by any means. Somalia does not even have a government and it is performing at the same level as Zim. What an embarrasment that is.

      PB - 2012-02-29 11:43

      Donkey, Juliaaaas is not only trying to push the economy is going down the tubes, he is having your brain sucked out by aliens in your sleep. That is the only explanation I can think of. No-one can be this ignorant. If Zim is in such good shape, why do we have 3/4 of the Zim population fleeing here?

      dirk.smit1 - 2012-02-29 11:45

      @Polyester - Do you believe the BS that comes out of your head? Zim back on its feet, are you serious. Their currency is non-existent. You use more paper to buy a roll of toilet paper that what the toilet paper is made of. And who are you calling a rat?

  • J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:18

    What future?

      Poloyatonki - 2012-02-29 09:29

      Malema will be reinstated.

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:32


      Deon - 2012-02-29 09:37

      Malema should follow the Mandela road by starting with 27 years in jail. Maybe he will learn something in jail like Maths and Economics.

      lindz.kok - 2012-02-29 09:42

      yes he will be reinstated as my garden boy i feel so sorry for him and dont want him to lose weight lol

      Robert - 2012-02-29 09:49

      @Polio, reinstated back into the mental institution

      Marc - 2012-02-29 10:37

      @ Poly: would you just stand up please, your voice is muffled.

      FlowingRivers - 2012-02-29 11:24

      @DumbKok.......I want to 'instate' u as my gardener.

      dirk.smit1 - 2012-02-29 12:03

      @Morama - Tell us, would you like to be given a R1 mil or taught how to make many millions? Mr Malema talks about handouts, but Mandela is talking about teaching people how to make many. You are in denial buddy, not the people giving you the thumbs down.

      David - 2012-02-29 13:46

      @polodonkey. Bud are you for real. my first immpression was that you are an idiot. now I realize that you are Commander of the Idiots

  • Grimmister - 2012-02-29 09:18

    *waits patiently for this news.

      EspaƱyol - 2012-02-29 09:44

      Don't hold your breath. We all know the meeting will be postponed.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-02-29 09:19

    This is the day we see if they have the guts to try and repair this country.... or if the tail is wagging the dog!

      Morama - 2012-02-29 09:41

      The only hope for this country is with is on my Malema...i hope now you know?

      cwboshoff - 2012-02-29 10:41

      @Morama, my god man, you seem to be an even bigger moron than Malema!

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-29 10:50

      @morama - you are everything thats wrong with africa. The blind following the blind leader. The dumb following the dumb leader. The idiot following the idiot leader. But dont let us down, the whole world is waiting for this to happen, because history always repeats itself in africa.

      Lyndatjie - 2012-02-29 11:15

      Morama - YOUR Malema? May I just ask you exactly WHAT have Malema been doing with all his new found wealth and power? Apart from making speeches that has no economic base or slinging threats around to garner support from the terminally stupid and gullible? Grow up dear... go with those that have a track record... in other words... Go with those that have evidenciary proof that they truly are YOUR leaders.

      dirk.smit1 - 2012-02-29 12:09

      @Morama - I really feel sorry for you. I thought you were joking, but you're not, you really believe the refuse coming out of this dudes mouth? How can any literate person and who can do basic maths believe that handouts is the way to go. And btw, IF, and that is a huge if, Malema succeeds in his so called "Economic Freedom", I will guarantee you that you will be the very first person to jump on a plane and head somewhere else, like the refugees of Zim, Somalia, Uganda and Zambia. Do us all a favour, taken that you can read, go read the book "Animal Farm", there you will see what Malema stands for!

  • Janice - 2012-02-29 09:20

    What an utter waste of time and money!

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-02-29 11:48

      i agree... yet another day of senior government officials being paid by tax payers whilst dealing with internal ANC party issues... But then again, this is typical from a group of people who believes the answer to all economic problems lie in nationalising mines and banks and sending poor black people back to subsistance farming... with no real thoughts of the consequences... This while the rest of the world is moving forward to a knowledge based economy.

  • spartanx93 - 2012-02-29 09:21

    this will be interesting. hope the ANC does not back track and reinstate this goons.

  • Angela - 2012-02-29 09:21

    Fight on Soldier !!!!

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:31

      A soldier is someone who is prepared to "die for his country"...not "lie to his country".

      Deon - 2012-02-29 09:38

      If you missed it the war is over, 20 years alrerady.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-02-29 09:46

      @angela the IQ not up there today init? i hope your soldier goes to jail! papa wag vir hom!

  • Cast53 - 2012-02-29 09:22

    Should have been finalised in November, not dragged out for another couple of months. You do not argue with the children if they should be punished

  • Lizel - 2012-02-29 09:22

    Fat boy has has to many D-Day, Stop waisting time ANC ur loosing your flock to a rasist troll who believes affirmative shopping, murder, hate speach ect ect are all right.

      Kala - 2012-02-29 10:18


      cwboshoff - 2012-02-29 10:44

      @Kala, lol, yes that too!

      Lynton - 2012-02-29 12:26

      Speech too :P

      Lizel - 2012-02-29 15:29

      Oooo, sowi guys did not know i was getting scored on my rush job :-)

  • Mashudu - 2012-02-29 09:23

    Obvious, He's Gone!

      Dee - 2012-02-29 09:58

      Dont right him out alreay dawg, you will be suprised. Hoyu munna u blind mani vhone.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-29 10:17

      Dee - dont use insults then u call me a crackhead? Grow the eff up...dawg? lol!! moron

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-02-29 11:50

      ok, Dee - can you try that in English please? even using my imagination i am battling to understand the second part of your post...

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-29 12:59

      agreed frans. speka e engleesh... dawg

  • Ramudzuli Muthuphei - 2012-02-29 09:23


      makesuthink - 2012-02-29 10:59

      Ramudzuli I know for a fact SARS is already looking into all of Mad bucket's financials and dealings. SARS are already in possession of lots of documents concerning Madbucket. so in the near future madbucket could be using taxis to get around

      Archie - 2012-02-29 13:10

      What you say should have been done years ago.This country should polarise into good and bad people,not black and white.If that old standby(racism)was deleted from the political play ground this country would blossom.Julius has been exploiting the radicals again(dont let white control your thinking)Talking costs money ,working earns money.Julius is fighting for his political life and he dosent care who get killed or hurt in the process

  • Herman - 2012-02-29 09:24

    He is going to get Pieter Mulder's position......

  • sardick.davids - 2012-02-29 09:24

    his d-day is long gone...donno what he is still doing here

  • IAnon - 2012-02-29 09:24

    Going to make for an interesting afternoon.

  • Blip - 2012-02-29 09:25

    So, why has it taken so long? The hearings in mitigation happened 3 weeks ago.

  • mark.p.vrdoljak - 2012-02-29 09:27

    Ahh what's the media going to over sensationalise now! No more idiotic carry on striking and kill each other. No more calls for nationalisation because my Blue Label stocks are running low! Sad day for those that saw the humour in the Academic and Nobel Peace and Economics Prize winner to be! Dam us blood agents!

  • Gichumz - 2012-02-29 09:30

    Suspended?? He should be jailed!!

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:34

      The SARS / Hawks / PP investigations are ongoing.. Be patient.

      Henri - 2012-02-29 09:35

      i dont need that half a twat to live of my tax money !!!!!

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:39

      Agree Zoolie...but he's doing it either way. I would rather "spend" it knowing he's "using" it in jail.

  • Nigel - 2012-02-29 09:33

    lets see if they have the balls to do the right thing for SA.

      Morama - 2012-02-29 10:05

      Not for Sa but for minority.T furnish you with information,there's a lot in the ANCYL that would continue with Malema's angenda.sorry Freedom chjarter's.So be ready for the big changes!!!

      Marion - 2012-02-29 10:26

      @Morama... are we supposed to be shaking in our boots? Most of us have lived through very big change in the past 18 years anyway.

  • David - 2012-02-29 09:37

    Just get rid of malema. He is a pain, he causes major problems, gets many tenders throguh his business, and tells white, indian and coloured people that they are useless. Yet he is more so himself. Julius Malema is a RACIST PIG. He undermines, incites violence, and destroys any views that anyone has over the country or him and his ways. He has a "care about myself only" attitude, mixed with a RACIST attitude. Not a good combination.

  • Katlego - 2012-02-29 09:48

    Can this be over, ANC leaders starting to irritate me

  • Sariena - 2012-02-29 09:51

    Morama.Your thumb is the only thing that works.Who cares if you give a thumb down.Silly little boy.

  • Patrick - 2012-02-29 09:52

    The time taken for this process to reach conclusion is mind boggling. I appreciate his role on the SA political stage and hence the need to be thorough, but this is beyond thorough. I cannot help being cynical and wonder whether all the appeals etc had more to do with the right to continue earning his salary rather than a realistic belief that he had any hope of suucessfully reversing the hearings' findings.

      Sydney Matubandlela - 2012-02-29 10:04

      I think this goes to show how democratic the ANC is, i mean even our courts take months sometimes even years to resolve cases, im sure some organisations would expell a person immediately without affording them proper recourse...

      Garth - 2012-02-29 10:20

      Sydney - wake up! Procrastination is not a diagnostic feature of a democracy.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-29 10:56

      @sydney - thats because the anc cant do anything right. But you may not be able to see it because its the african way.

  • Tammy - 2012-02-29 09:55

    what a waste of time and money - we all know fatboy is untouchable

      Tammy - 2012-02-29 10:42

      oepisi, someone obviously LOVE fatboy - therefor all the thumbs down

  • Lawrence - 2012-02-29 10:02

    Blame apartheid for allowing Malema to be born...hehehe

  • Johnnie - 2012-02-29 10:07

    I hope the ANC gets rid of him for good. He is like a snake, and a snake you do not just kill, you chop the head off too. If the ANC allows this creature to carry on , they will regret it for aways. He does not learn- that he has shown how many times since he was suspended.

      Garth - 2012-02-29 10:25

      Your ignorance obviously stems from your religious beliefs, ne? As one of their many benefits to humankind, snakes control rodent populations - so, if all you ignorant snake-haters out there, left enough of them alive, maybe they would deal with Kiddie Amin.

  • Tebogo Mulugo - 2012-02-29 10:13

    Malema must get what's coming to him. If they let him off the hook,then they would be proving that although we are all equal some people are more equal than others. And for a democratic country,that would just be a shame

  • Mpho - 2012-02-29 10:15

    D-DAY FOR JULIUS MALEMA.... Johannesburg - The ANC is expected to make an announcement on the future of suspended youth league president Julius Malema on Wednesday Can you please get rid of this idiot once and for all......! It's time to rebuild & reclaim our organisation from the destructors

  • Garth - 2012-02-29 10:16

    More useless, worthless anc nonsense. This ignorant fool and his even more ignorant supporters will be the catalyst that melts this country's economy, once and for all. The ignorants that support this ineptocracy will sit back and applaud their useless, corrupt masters back-track as usual. The useless, worthless anc did not have the back bone to face us in the field when fighting for their own liberation, they do not have the back bone to admit their own ineptitude and they most certainly do not have the back bone to deal with the criminality that is rife in their cesspool of a political organisation. The anc is useless and inefficient. I would love for them to shove my words down my throat, but they are too useless and worthless.

  • Serame - 2012-02-29 10:17

    Hold your breaths..not time to celebrate yet...You may not know what hit you..Juju is here to or not...i know i'll get thumbs down frm people that are scared of the reality..The South African politicalm landscape is at its peak..and until other race groups learn to practice common respect of others and accept that we should all be equal.Juju's relevance will not be shaken..u c part of the problem is dat the disciplinary hearing process was compromised to suit personal scores..It was Neglegent of the NDC to take suspension decision of the ANCYL leader without the consent of the pupil that put him to leadership..and this could be help Juju escape suspension.Good luck

      zuksy - 2012-02-29 11:20

      eish, this situation is really scaring m bcz what i c now w are about to loose a good soldier, cde. Julius Malema on leading the youth league bcz of lack of disciplinary to the party and on my judgement of the outcome of the appeal,i am not giving him any hope for him to succeed bcz of proven and clear procedures followed by the party and proving the substances of the case and that's the parts the case needs to be considered on, but i hope for the youth league to get somebody like Juju on having the strong backbone when dealing with isues....

  • Collen Masetla - 2012-02-29 10:18

    Remove and destroy him at your own peril. People have hope in him more than president of the country? Remove him at your own peril.

      Craig - 2012-02-29 10:38

      Keep him at you're peril!

      Marion - 2012-02-29 10:45

      None of the people I talk to see any hope in him. You must belong to a select club that loves rhetoric and empty promises. When he was born the doctor should have slapped his mother.

      makesuthink - 2012-02-29 11:07

      With Malema as president the following will apply England is a Kingdom and is run by a King(or Queen) Monaco is a princedom and is run by a Prince South Africa is a country

  • Wendy - 2012-02-29 10:19

    Why are we still hearing about Julius Malema .??

  • Andre - 2012-02-29 10:19

    Get rid of this uncultured racist! He is a disgrace to cultured africans.

  • Marion - 2012-02-29 10:20

    I predict that Julius Malema will be expelled. Then when the Hawks finally arrest him he will not have the backing of the ANC or bring the ANC (and the ANCYL for that matter) into further disrepute when he is found guilty as charged and sent off to Sun City to serve his sentence.

  • guyt1 - 2012-02-29 10:34

    When is this pimple on the ass of humanity going to be popped once and for all .. Im so sick of hearing fat boys name and seeing his round face

  • Karmah - 2012-02-29 10:36

    I am really sick of reading about this tjop all the time. I hope the next headline about him will read: Julius Malema takes a bullet to the head.

      Marion - 2012-02-29 11:58

      I have extremely strong feelings about Julius Malema and the divisive role he plays in SA. However, I would not wish him dead simply because I hate his guts from afar.

      Karmah - 2012-02-29 12:05

      @Marion Tell that to the farmers who get tortured and murdered because of the devide Julius Malema has created...

      Marion - 2012-02-29 12:33

      @Karmah... did farm murders only start when Julius Malema opened his big mouth? That means that he has been responsible for farm murders since he was approximately 11 years of age. I think not.

      Gloria - 2012-02-29 13:23

      @Marion - With Julias, anything is possible, wont be surprised that he started making plans since he was 11 :)

      Karmah - 2012-02-29 13:32

      Not saying he is the cause of all farm murders marion. But ever since he came with his shoot the boer kill the farmer, the white man is the enemy crap, RACISM is at an all time high. You can sit there and turn a blind eye while your fellow south africans are being murdered. But i still wish for melema to get what he deserves, a nice cold bullet, right between the eyes.

  • Tangi Amakali - 2012-02-29 10:38

    Its really obsurd & absolute personalized comments on the D-Day of Comrade Malema. All comments have nothing to do with national peace & security but the person of Malema. What's that he did so bad that made you to hate him os much. He may be stupid but that doesn't make his haters clever either, clever people covers their mouths when coughing, you failed to cover yours. That makes you even more stupid bcos perhaps only the books made you a person. Politics need no qualification, your forefathers were not academic but they have done way far better in a harsh and dangerous circumstances better than you do now. When you go personal on issues of national interest, you are a fool. Malema is questioned for issues deemed as national enemy for peace & stability, so your comments must be on that line of thought too, not him, doesn't matter how stupid you think he is, if that's what you think that all less educated people including your grany are all stupid. Please speak a 21st century language not a 'sneatchy' old type of pappetism.

      Marion - 2012-02-29 11:11

      Those of us who rant about Julius do have our minds on issues of national interest that is why we are so totally peed off with Malema. This article is not about nationalization, or land grabs, or invading Botswana. It is about Julius Malema getting his comeuppance. Those who despise him express their disgust. Those who love him express their admiration. Leave my granny out of this. She'll rise from the grave and haunt you.

  • Craig - 2012-02-29 10:39

    juby-juby is going down, next,..prison,..where he's going to be going down a lot, and bending over.

      Nico - 2012-02-29 11:45

      Craig, let's see him tenderpreneuring his backside in jail - he can probably sell timeshare in his fatboy juju backside - he is going to need it because PAPA, BOETIE, OOM en NEFIE is waiting for him. Couldn't happen to a nicer person

  • J.D. - 2012-02-29 10:45

    The leader of a "revolusion" should know how to properly shape and wear a beret and he should not look like a papsak or slap gestopte boerewors. Disgusting.

  • Thandi - 2012-02-29 10:47

    Let me guess - the ANCorruption are going to make some inane statement and it will be a case of yet another two weeks for fatboy to ponder, another few weeks for the ANCorruption to consider, yet another few weeks for fatboy to extract digitus........and so it will go on ad-infinitum. Watch this space - ANCorruption take a serious stand against fatboy - I doubt it, no-one has the balls.

      Marete - 2012-02-29 11:22

      You think you white rite, stay who u are.

  • Khutso Rele Mokgosi - 2012-02-29 10:47

    malema this malema that. ai can they just expel him and continue with more important issues?

  • Nicola Erasmus - 2012-02-29 10:48

    Results suspended on suspended, you don't get better suspense than that, do you? *yawn* Can we move on to the next important item on the ANC agenda now? Electing capable elects for the next election?

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-02-29 12:00

      yeah... the suspense is killing me...

  • holger.behrens.88 - 2012-02-29 10:50

    Go to jail! Do not pass begin. Do not collect R200. Do not pass Luthuli house. Do not pass Limpopo tender board Do not pass your bunker in Sandton Good riddance! Now will the real leader of the ANC please stand up?

  • Mxolisi - 2012-02-29 10:52

    Im sure Julius Malemais blaming whites for his suspension.

  • Jay - 2012-02-29 11:02

    i just heard julius Malema has enrolled in the next kommandokorps camp!!!

      Danie Rossouw - 2012-02-29 11:11

      Whahaha! I can wait for their first target practice.

  • Marete - 2012-02-29 11:16

    Our boy Juju is going nowhere, you white people can go to Australia, ooh VUSI you may join them please.

      Nico - 2012-02-29 11:38

      Marete, why don't you go with Fatboy. We shall make Fatboy Ambassador to Somalia and you can work in his house as a cleaner?

      Mikkel - 2012-02-29 15:14

      Marete, if translated means testicles. So Mr.Testicles we're not going anywhere.

  • victor.kaumba - 2012-02-29 11:17

    I think the sentences have been just enough. Is there any justice to expect from the outcome of the mitigation...its almost like being half guilty after saying sorry.

  • zuksy - 2012-02-29 11:23

    Qina Juju....Qina ....ijoni alilali emfazweni .....

  • zuksy - 2012-02-29 11:27

    in any organisation disciplinary measures are always ther, and in an organisation respect is very important to each other and when a child i messing up with the adult or parent, the parent has to sweetch the can kid for the purpose of trying to put him or her on track....

  • danny.kangausaru - 2012-02-29 11:36

    What ever the outcome Comrade,the fight wil continue.

      Nico - 2012-02-29 12:02

      Danny, which fight are you referring to? I suspect it must be the fight to pass matric decently, because neither you or Fatboy obviously have any brains!!!Concentrate in the meanwhile to spell the very difficult phrase called "COMMON SENSE" and start applying it in your own life. Be a leader, not a pathetic follower like you are currently

      danny.kangausaru - 2012-02-29 12:50

      @Nico you are scared white boy.

  • Den - 2012-02-29 11:54

    poloy the anc is a joke, its like watch a chessey soup opera, they have no clue about political culture, you lot are the joke