Hanekom: Malema must have a good excuse

2011-10-05 22:28

Johannesburg - The ANC's national disciplinary committee chairperson, Derek Hanekom, said on Wednesday that hospitalised youth league leader Julius Malema's legal team will need good grounds to have his hearing postponed.

Malema was admitted to a private hospital in Polokwane earlier on Wednesday, where he is in a stable condition.

Hanekom said the committee was keen to conclude the hearing as soon as possible, and didn't want unnecessary delays.

"At the same time we want a fair process throughout," he added.

"We will meet tomorrow [Thursday] with Malema's representatives and hopefully we will get information on Malema's state of health and when he is expected to be discharged... you know he might be serious.

"Normally one is not admitted into hospital with a mere cold."

Hanekom said it was the right of Malema's team to make an application for a postponement, but that it would have to be on "good grounds".

"I cannot comment on hearsay or make judgements on rumours. We will deal with the facts once it's in front of us."

Malema faces charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division within party ranks.

He recently said the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change.

Charged with him are ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi.

Private matter

Earlier, Malema's lawyer Dali Mpofu said he would ask for a postponement of the hearing, and seemed confident that it would be put on hold.

"Yes I think they will postpone it because he is in hospital and it cannot continue without him."

Mpofu said he did not have more details.

The SABC had reported earlier that Malema was suffering from "flu symptoms".

The ANCYL was relatively tight-lipped on the matter, other than releasing a short statement.

"The ANCYL are assured that president Julius Malema is in a stable condition," it said.

The league said a doctor requested Malema to stay in the hospital for observation until he was in full health.

"The reasons for the hospitalisation are not major. He will be discharged soon."

It declined to give more details on his condition, saying Malema's health was a private matter and urged the media not to pry.

"Members of the media are therefore humbly requested to not make enquiries concerning this, nor pry into the privacy of the president's health, because doing so is unethical, immoral and despicable."

  • Mandla - 2011-10-05 22:37

    Its too hot in the kicthen.

      AMS-Dammer - 2011-10-05 23:27

      It is the "FASHION" for ANC CADRE'S to book themselves into Hospital, when they get CAUGHT OUT, and FACE A DICIPLINARY HEARING of somesort... Sichecka.... Cele(bi)... Malema.... and to many others! That's how the ANC ROLLS!!!!

      50something - 2011-10-06 06:49

      ... so they go to hospital ...

      x - 2011-10-06 07:25

      PRIVATE hospital nogal.

      PB - 2011-10-06 07:57

      It is such a secret - why? Wonder if he has piles or something similar - he looked rater uncomfortable on the TV news footage taken at the meeting two nights ago. 'Pyn in die gat' - maybe some of our voodoo worked after all...

      Wizard101 - 2011-10-06 08:16

      @ X you must remember that juliarse cannot go to the same hospital as the poor,although that he fights for them.He needs his private room with his frog eggs and his Johnny Walker together with floyd.

      Persona_non_grata - 2011-10-06 09:42

      The falling ill club of South Africa. Shabir Shaik, Bheki Cele, Julius Malema next one will be Sheryl Cwele, amazingly mysterious how all of them falls ill during court sentences or before the must carry out their sentences...............

      Tinkie - 2011-10-06 12:23

      He should be in a MENTAL hospital, the toss.

      braveheart - 2011-10-06 16:56

      COWARDS. Only brave with a AK-47 in hand.

  • watyasay - 2011-10-05 23:09

    another schabir shaik stunt

  • J.B - 2011-10-06 00:02

    I hope it's the morgue he has been admitted to!

  • Bok Fan - 2011-10-06 00:20

    KFC overdose?

      Matt :-) - 2011-10-06 09:02

      Careful... I once got food poisoning from KFC :-( at the Drive Thru in Pinetown - they undercook the chicken. Nowadays I just can't stand KFC

      JuLoose - 2011-10-06 20:28

      Not KFC - Bullsh*t Poisoning. He keeps on licking his lips after every bout of verbal crapshooting!

  • MoaningMan - 2011-10-06 05:12

    He has sown the wind, now let him reap the whirlwind - Apologies to Sir Winston Churchill

  • Gavin Mannion - 2011-10-06 06:46

    Not serious but he needs to be in hospital... It's amazing how many dictators try this to get out of trouble. It's in the public interest to know what's wrong with Malema... if anything

  • The_Rock - 2011-10-06 06:48

    Shaik got away with it why not Malema and MODERATOR dont you delete my posting again.

  • pierrecor - 2011-10-06 06:54

    Maybe he had too much to drink... Perhaps sniffed on Tik as well.... A gorrila lost in his own Stonehenge Sandton... The confused is confused beyond confusion... Praise the Lord for an idoit to open other's eyes... There is not enough space to describe an idoit's mindset....

  • daaivark - 2011-10-06 07:11

    What really gets me is that this complete media hog actually got prime time news mention of his little bout of flu. What the f**k. He's a nothing in the greater scheme of things. What is it with our media fools. You are so responsible for the pedestal this plump freak loves. Of course it's a ploy to delay proceedings. How pathetically obvious is this nonsense? How absurd and arrogant is this: "Members of the media are therefore humbly requested to not make enquiries concerning this, nor pry into the privacy of the president's health, because doing so is unethical, immoral and despicable." He is NOT the president. He is president of a youth branch of a party fast becoming the laughing stock of the world. And really, for the ANCYL to talk about ethics is farcical. This is really the week in which the ANC plays Comedy Central.

  • ian b - 2011-10-06 07:12

    Is he doing a Manto Wine and Dine on the medical aid

  • Wow! - 2011-10-06 07:19

    The reason is to delay the hearng.

  • fireman - 2011-10-06 07:37

    Simple, put him in a wheelchair and take him to the hearing.

  • Agent - 2011-10-06 07:42

    When last did you see someone go to hospital fir FLU, BS. What a joker he is and they fall for it, get a real doctor to have alook then lets see who the drama student is.

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-10-06 07:51

    LOL, “flu symptoms” now downgraded to a “mere cold”! Thoughts & prayers for the virus!

  • NEWDADUDE - 2011-10-06 07:53

    Amazing how thes anc numbenuts always seem to fall ill when they are about to face hearings or tribunals. Fat One if you cant handle the heat stay out of the kitchen and keep you tripe filled mouth shut!!

  • baudtin1 - 2011-10-06 07:53

    Hopefully a combination of acute Genital Warts, Syphilis & Ebola !!

      Stool - 2011-10-06 09:19


      darkwing - 2011-10-06 13:23

      HAGS. Herpes, AIDS, Gonnorrhea and Syphilis. They can only feed you pancakes and pizzas as these are the only things they can slip under your door.

  • Quintin Scheffer - 2011-10-06 07:53

    I firmly believe that uneducated people in South Africa should be stripped of their right to vote. If you couldn’t pass high school, WHAT gives you the right to elect a president? You vote for a party that bribes you with jobs and homes. Educated people will not make this mistake. How do you elect a president on trial for rape? In advanced countries like USA you won’t even be considered if you are on trial. When will this stupidity end?

      daaivark - 2011-10-06 08:00

      Quintin. Yes hooray for education. But what has this got to do with Malema hiding away in hospital? He's not the president. He is president of a youth branch of an ailing party, not voted in (or out) by the general population.

      Edmund - 2011-10-06 13:32

      @daaivark He actually has a valid point, our current president proved that anyone can become president. Since the presidency is such a joke people like Melema believe they can be president too regardless of again... lack of morales.. skills.. criminal activity and record. All you need is to rile up the masses and boom.. welcome Mr. President!

  • MnrFotograaf - 2011-10-06 07:54

    I just wonder why he did not go to a state hospital. Surely a man should stand by the ideology you support and the structures/serves that those you serve have to make use of.

  • Quintin Scheffer - 2011-10-06 08:05

    daaivark, It just comes down to the point that our leading party is a joke, and that this case should never have gone this far in the first place. Like you said earlier, he is placed on a pedestal for being the worst representative of the party. Again, education.

  • Silli - 2011-10-06 08:06

    In the words of the immortal Basil Fawlty "....hope it's nothing trivial."

  • PRKER - 2011-10-06 08:10

    I'm sending flowers to him today, thorny ones.

      Tinkie - 2011-10-06 12:22

      Nettle leaves?

  • Statistics - 2011-10-06 08:18

    Maybe he has an underlying condition, the type that cannot fight the flu virus like another other healthy person..............................

  • v3 - 2011-10-06 08:20

    His excuse is that he is following Jacob 783's "Stalingrad strategy". He has Shaik's syndrome which he got from Minister Shiceka. Talking of delays, why hasn't President 783 done anything about Shaik's application for pardon, which was lodged 24 April 2008?

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  • Cina - 2011-10-06 08:23

    Ag shame flu like symptoms but I think he is Running scared. Why is he in a private hospital and not a state hospital seeing as the private hospital is a Western Institution.

  • sloppycowtits - 2011-10-06 08:24

    "The Presidents Health" lol

  • Ingie - 2011-10-06 08:28

    Another guilt tactic like Sheik, Dewani and the rest ...trying to delay matters. GUILTY BEFORE CHARGED

  • Coconut - 2011-10-06 08:28

    Latest News Flash!!!!!!!! Juliarse Mal Ema was found to be BRAIN DEAD on admission to the Pietersburg Private Hospital.

  • unrealchris - 2011-10-06 08:29

    What a fat cat he has become! Going to hospital, private nogal, for flu like symptoms. And the average SA person living with much more serious illnesses can even afford a general hospital...

  • HiJack - 2011-10-06 08:30

    1) Apart from everyone knowning this is fake so that he can avoid the court case, who the hell gets admitted to hospital for flu? 2) The doctor that admitted him, or allowed it, should loose his license. 3) Why does Julius turn to evil (colonial) white medicine? Should'nt he go to a traditional healer??

      spiral - 2011-10-06 11:09

      OW HiJack :-)! Jooliaaas is a knob plain & simple! like i said... lets hope its "die lang verkoue"!!

  • Costa - 2011-10-06 08:31

    they should give him the same medicine as what that russian wasnfed in London not long ago

  • BlackWhite - 2011-10-06 08:31

    Jujulicious... he is not going anywhere... he is here to stay... hate him or love him...

  • loppnowg - 2011-10-06 08:32

    Maybe Mr HIV came for a visit? Never know? We cn only hope..... For the best :-)

  • Ingie - 2011-10-06 08:32

    Its amazing how all these crooks develop illnesses the day before a big court hearing/trial. Wonder what doctor got paid to admit him..if I have flu I treat it at home with Corenza C whether its bronchitis or not. He gets admitted to a private Hospital...they should have taken him to a state hospital so he could see how the lower income patients are treated and maybe die because of bad nursing. JULIASS YOU ARE A MORON

  • Althea - 2011-10-06 08:42

    "Members of the media are therefore humbly requested to not make enquiries concerning this, nor pry into the privacy of the PRESIDENT'Shealth, because doing so is unethical, immoral and despicable." Did I read that right? OMW I hope this was just a typo.....Malema is not the president....!

  • Gavin - 2011-10-06 08:43

    Spineless cowards run when they have something to hide. It seems the cANCer part members love sick leave just as much as taxi drivers love their hooters and emergency lights...if they are future be afraid, be very afraid.

  • letsee - 2011-10-06 08:49

    He does not care.

  • Pierre le Roux - 2011-10-06 08:55

    Who gets admitted to hospital for a cold? JuJu's such a drama Queen! What's next? Arriving at his hearing in his teletubby PG's?

  • Proefleser - 2011-10-06 09:06

    Malema by his own choice is not a private person, therefore nothing about him can be considered private. His state of health is indeed a matter of grave concern to all of SA.

      croix - 2011-10-06 09:30

      ".... grave concern" - good one!

      MojoBa - 2011-10-06 10:06

      I agree. I don't have so much spare space in my fridge and I need to know when to chill the champaign.

  • mbuzi mee - 2011-10-06 09:23

    This Hanekom guy is such a gentleman..... as much as i hate Malema.. but i dnt anyone can be admitted to hospital for nothing. The medical reports will tell what is wrong with him. He cant hide from his sins.

  • Arachnid - 2011-10-06 09:28

    Hospitalised for flu? Please! pull the other one. Whats wrong with Corenza C and a good antibiotic? Malema insults our intelligence with this con trick to avoid his discilinary hearing. Whoever admitted him should be investigated.

  • Sick - 2011-10-06 09:30

    The tears are rolling down my eyes I feel so sorry for him!

  • MrT - 2011-10-06 09:35

    OH NO the FLU has Malema!

  • theprodigy - 2011-10-06 09:36

    supposed to be a leader, he is such a coward he is hiding in the hospital with a cold, hahahahaha, what a pathetic moron

  • genisus - 2011-10-06 09:37

    "Humbly" requesting the media not to pry is like asking the Pope not to do his morning prayer... PRY FLAT OUT JOURNOS!!!!!! STRAIN YOUR POTENTIAL UNTIL IT CRIES FOR MERCY!!

  • GuyverXT9 - 2011-10-06 09:45

    Who really cares about Malema. He's a nobody.

  • Kevin - 2011-10-06 09:52

    Quick!! Check the nearest golf course, that's where liars, cheats, thieves and politicians go to die!!! Since when is it 'despicable' to enquire on the health of one of our 'illustrious' leaders. I trust that if he doesn't produce a doctor's certificate, he will be held in contempt of court? JuJu, call Schabir, he has a wonder remedy that fixes even terminal illnesses. Wake up, South Africa, they are stealing us blind!

  • Rural Developer - 2011-10-06 09:53

    It would be abosolutely joyously wonderful if he just kicks the bucket and thats the end of it. Wishful thinking but lets hope he has developed some disease that kills in a matter of days.

  • Jason - 2011-10-06 09:57

    hah hah hah - who wouldve thought - Hospitalised for a lil cold, what a poefte - Julius you brought this upon yourself bruvv, put on your BIG boy pants and face the music!!

  • kanditerger - 2011-10-06 10:03

    He has a good excuse - he's in hospital remember! What is unethical, immoral and despicable is using your health as an excuse for not attending the hearing ... isn't that what this is about?