Ill Malema set to miss disciplinary hearing

2011-10-05 19:45

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is set to miss his disciplinary hearing after being admitted to a private hospital in Polokwane, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Malema's lawyer Dali Mpofu said he would ask for a postponement of the hearing which was to have have continued in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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

The party's national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom could not be immediately reached for comment.

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.

Earlier, the ANC Youth League league confirmed Malema was admitted to a private hospital in Polokwane but declined to give details on his condition.

"The ANC Youth League will not take media enquiries concerning his hospitalisation, as we strongly believe that his health is a private matter, and should be treated as such.

"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," it said

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

His lawyer Mpofu said he did not have more detail.

"We will know more about his condition tomorrow [Thursday]," he said.

  • Werner - 2011-10-05 19:50

    I smell a fishy rat.

      craigtjames - 2011-10-05 20:06

      Or a ratty fish?.....

      THE-SRG - 2011-10-05 20:09

      or a dead rat fish

      Christelle - 2011-10-05 20:22

      One stinker, whichever way you look at it....

      Chika01 - 2011-10-05 21:03

      Do I see a pattern here. If in doubt get atmitted, going to hospital seems to be the fasionable way to get out of a hearing or trial... Flue like, I never missed a day of work for flu, Can anyone say DODGE ... DODGY>>>> DODGER. Man up and face the music or shal we ad coward to the growing CV just after CORRUPT.

      supporter - 2011-10-06 10:59


  • JoooJooo - 2011-10-05 19:51

    Hey joooliarse, got you a gift, a bucket and a pair of soccer boots. Feel free to kick the bucket anytime

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-10-05 21:04

      He's such a fat pig that's going to die of a heart attack anyway...

  • craigtjames - 2011-10-05 19:52

    So he does have "hearing infection" - scared runs the little wolf - away from the maddening crowd

      Yoni - 2011-10-05 21:10

      He's learnt well from that other "indisposed" coward Shrien Dewani.

  • Rightway - 2011-10-05 19:55

    Like Zuma783 he does not want his day in court. Shamtitus can not be cured. Nor can Malema,s other problems.

  • The CDE - 2011-10-05 20:00

    Economic Freedom Fighter, taking care of the poor in a Private Hosp? Y didn't he go to the Gov Hosp?

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-10-05 20:02

    Well I guess he could not risk going to one of the state hospitals to look after him. Proves a point yet again about the state of state health care. (Excuse the pun) At least he misses his hearing - has someone perhaps put Umthakhathi on him, fearing he is about to unleash the truth that may hurt some if it comes out?

  • Daniel du Plessis - 2011-10-05 20:03

    The man is even more pathetic than I thought - what a lame excuse. Hope the doctor got him for a few Rthousand.

  • Laurence - 2011-10-05 20:04

    So Julius checks into a private hospital instead of a public one to escape the ravishes of corruption by political officials! He is so cleva!!

  • Daveza - 2011-10-05 20:04

    He is in Medi-Clinic, owned by the Rupert group ...... who the ancyl have blamed for Malema's bad press.

  • Kosmonooit - 2011-10-05 20:06

    Dali Mpofu is now Juju's lawyer - ROTFL! He allegedly had a relationship with Winnie back in the days when Nelson was still jail. And now she is one of Juju's witnesses. Sordid. What a bunch of vagabonds, lets rather used the Bishops prayers that this cabal never get into power.

      Buffoon - 2011-10-05 20:13

      And he flopped at SABC. Or else please tell me what good he did there!!??

  • Johnnie - 2011-10-05 20:06

    I sincerely hope the flu is not too bad and that it is only as bad as Mokaba's was when he went to hospital with flu.

      Odwa matiwane - 2011-10-05 20:09


  • gatvol4corru - 2011-10-05 20:07

    Corrupt-incompetent-racist-michelin-man-malema is trying to do a Shaik on Jacob and his comrades! Peg o'little fat boy,make the country a better place for all

  • Man can do - 2011-10-05 20:07

    Foot in mouth disease is a serious condition. You don't often get to recuperate from that.

      THE-SRG - 2011-10-05 20:15

      he has lived with it for many yrs and still hasnt died though

  • DeltaBravo - 2011-10-05 20:16

    DUHHHH - isn't that why he got sick in the first place?

  • Stinkhout - 2011-10-05 20:18

    This reminds me of the certain Mr Michael Jackson when he was due to go to court many years ago. He also threw a sick excuse. By the way, his Dr may be looking for a new famous patient so what do you say Mr Malema?

      RACINGCAT - 2011-10-06 19:26

      Yep Lets get jacksons doctor here....chopchop

  • Vlooi - 2011-10-05 20:19

    And all along I thought Tutu was just bluffing ...

  • HowardX - 2011-10-05 20:22

    Ominous. He's trying to stall until the "rolling mass action" later this month as part of their "war against whites".

  • Worker - 2011-10-05 20:24

    Is it something that came out of him, something in him, or just fear ?

  • sickofthisoke - 2011-10-05 20:24

    Private hospital nogal. While there they should give him a brain scan as well. Well maybe not as surely they will find nothing,nothing at all. Anyone for a labotamy.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-10-05 20:35

      Apparently his cranium is completely filled with fat cells - if you shoot him through the head there will be no damage to vital organs.

  • Hugh - 2011-10-05 20:31

    Where have we heard /read that this trick was played before? Book yourself into hospital to delay the proceeding.

  • BigMoose - 2011-10-05 20:33

    Send in Dr. Wouter Basson.

  • ex-pat - 2011-10-05 20:35

    If I went to my GP with flu symptoms, he would tell me to stay in bed, keep warm, and drink plenty of fluids. He would NOT admit me to hospital, private or otherwise! That hospital should have refused to admit him. That would have been a good laugh! Just think how much more business they would have got!

      sniperman - 2011-10-06 09:35

      Perhaps he has not taken his ARV's for a while and the immune system is now not functioning. Won't that be good news?

  • POTX - 2011-10-05 20:41

    I think it's the "VARK GRIEP"

  • Newsferret - 2011-10-05 20:44

    Whaaahahahahaha 40 years ago we used the same excuse to miss tests at university, so tell me a story.

  • Dave - 2011-10-05 20:51

    so us folk take a dispirin, maybe Corenza C on special at Dischem, and if our water bill hasnt been inflated to R42000 for the month we splugre on Vicks Medinite. Fat fancy pants books himself into a PRIVATE hospital. Its spring time dude, get over the flu and face tomorrow

  • Raymond - 2011-10-05 20:56

    I believe that Juliarse is suffering with brain contractions.It means that one's brain get smaller and your head gets bigger but filled with emptiness.

  • StoneAngel - 2011-10-05 20:57

    "because doing so is unethical, immoral and despicable," it said That's is a bit rich coming from the ANC Youth League when they themselves are just that! After the Mad Bucket's recent condemnation of whites I wonder if a white doctor is treating him?

  • SAbraindrain - 2011-10-05 20:57

    PRIVATE hospital for this NATIONALIZATION supporter - what a joke!

      almosthuman - 2011-10-05 20:59


  • aman - 2011-10-05 21:08

    I vote that we appoint Doctor Conrad Murray to be his personal physician.

  • MX2 - 2011-10-05 21:25

    Coward. Guilty as Sin. The wheel will turn, hopefully ASAP.

  • life-is-life - 2011-10-05 21:29

    OMG-OMG Ju-Ju sick-sick go-go bye-bye

  • AmandaWhereTo - 2011-10-06 00:20

    Little trick he learned from Mubarak...

  • Catarina - 2011-10-06 03:40

    He`s dodging his responsibilities here...... but the latest joke is that Malema`s layer, Dali Mpofu is chairman of the national anti-corruption forum. Julius Malema must be the worlds most accomplished conman and fraudster, successfully convincing his followers that he is acting in the best interests of the poor and therefore it doesnt matter that he is filthy rich. I wonder what Dali Mpofu as chairman of the national anti-corruption forum has to say about Malema`s suddenly aquired wealth.

  • dieselm - 2011-10-06 05:33

    LOL, Malema pulling a Shrien!!

  • kl - 2011-10-06 08:05

    Shame, I always thought she is not such a tough girl!! What about a teaspoon of Vicks Medi Nite, you will feel better in the morning and tip top for your hearing. Come on Juju, don't be scared, you are a big girl!!

  • Janine - 2011-10-06 08:13

    "Unethical, immoral and despicable" - all words that I associate with the ANC.

  • pierrecor - 2011-10-06 10:40

    Next joke

  • Kyle - 2011-10-06 11:13

    Actions befitting the real man, beneath all the noise.

  • Kyle - 2011-10-06 11:15

    Actions befitting the real man, beneath all the noise.

  • Esbeth - 2011-10-06 13:48

    So a Government Hospital is not good enough for him!!!

  • Peregrine Fa - 2011-10-06 18:28

    Private hospital or the VET.

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