Julius Malema appeal still underway

2011-12-05 22:25

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's lawyers have received correspondence from the ruling party's national disciplinary committee of appeals.

Advocate Patrick Mtshaulana told Sapa he received correspondence acknowledging receipt of Malema's letter of appeals last Friday, including directives.

However, it remained unclear when a pronouncement on Malema's fate would be made, he said.

ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza said there had been no new developments since the committee received the appeal.

Malema appealed to the committee, chaired by senior ANC leader and businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, on the night when the deadline was due to expire on November 24.

The committee reportedly met on the sidelines of a national executive committee meeting two weeks ago, to thrash out preliminary matters in the appeals process.

Some within the ruling party reportedly want the matter finalised before the party's centenary celebration in Mangaung in January.

Malema faces a five-year suspension from the ANC for sowing division and bringing the party into disrepute.

Youth league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, who was found guilty for swearing at a journalist and responding to an ANC statement condemning the league’s call for regime change in Botswana, wants his three-year suspension over similar charges reversed.

Other ANCYL executive committee members - Malema's deputy Ronald Lamola, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi, and treasurer Pule Mabe - were also appealing a suspended sentence for storming a meeting of ANC officials.

They cried foul soon after the verdict was handed down, complaining that the disciplinary process was biased against them.

Malema told journalists after his suspension that the national disciplinary committee relied on the league's old constitution to reach its decision.

The old constitution stated that ANC discipline applied to the league.

Some youth members have accused Malema of having changed the constitution to discredit the findings of a disciplinary hearing.

Malema maintained the constitution was amended at the league's conference in June.

He said this meant that the sentence from the ANC was not binding.

  • Herman - 2011-12-05 23:46


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      Joseph - 2011-12-06 00:04


  • nhlokza - 2011-12-06 00:18

    Watch out Malema might win the appeal through some technicalities as is now evident that the NDC used the old constitution of the youth league when they charge him.

      Marion - 2011-12-06 09:51

      Isn't it very convenient that the old constitution was 'changed' so soon before the hearing and that it was not raised in the disciplinary enquiry? Everything else under the sun was raised, so why not the fact that the constitution had been amended. Wake up and smell the manure.

  • brettcch - 2011-12-06 00:31

    Astonishing. Can you imagine Malema in any form of legitimate authority? I reckon he'll make Idi Amin look like an affectionate squirrel

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-06 05:56

    He might get a suspended, suspended, suspension . Suspending his suspended, suspended , suspensions.

  • Pieter - 2011-12-06 06:05

    Bye bye Malema. The less we hear of you the better

      Moss - 2011-12-06 07:52

      Pyotr, so many people turned political analysts overnight, hope you are not one of them

  • Larry - 2011-12-06 06:38

    Move on Juju, get yourself another life.

      Kevin - 2011-12-06 11:02


  • Jerhone - 2011-12-06 07:27

    can't someone draw him a picture in pedi that he's yesterdays news

  • Richard - 2011-12-06 08:23


  • Peter - 2011-12-06 08:32

    Wake us all up after the appeal is turned down, and the news pictures show his sad and sorry face again. Now that will be worth looking at.

  • Thabo - 2011-12-06 09:19

    Madiba was seen as a radical ANCYL leader in his time, Fikile Mbalula was seen as a radical ANCYL leader, then came Malema.... are you seeing a trend here? People should not be so quick to wish Malema gone as he will be replaced by an even more vocal and radical leader. The Youth of the ANC is sending a message in it's choice of leadership, Malema was elected then RE-ELECTED.... he didn't put himself in that position.

      Marion - 2011-12-06 10:06

      @Thabo - 'he didn't put himself in that position.' That is debatable...

      Maai - 2011-12-06 11:28

      Perhaps. But I doubt they could find anyone as fat and ugly as him...

      John - 2011-12-07 22:22

      Marion....debate about he went to leader to ANCYL...We might find something that you know better then everyone in this forum. Juju is not my favorite but hell...lets not write the history with empty pages are 100% correct, but i want to see the debates ...if there are any. Its easy to vote

  • MastersVoice - 2011-12-06 10:00

    Who is Julius Malema?

      John - 2011-12-07 22:31

      Well....Julius Malema will remain as name MastersVoice...for good or for bad. I like ignorant people like you posting "Who is..., becouse I am". Well done to other 8 followers in your famous fraze.. We know who is Malema .....just dont know who is MastersVoice

  • Kevin - 2011-12-06 11:02

    Yes he is a peel

  • Jason - 2011-12-06 15:05

    Your own hometown celebrates your demise, please just disappear now....

  • Archie - 2011-12-07 08:09

    limpopo has run out of money.God knows how many hundred millions are controlled by On Point for roadworks in the province.ANC/CAdre deployment has been short circuited by analysis paralasis for Mangaung gathering.Has the Receiver done a lifestyle report,if so,what does it say.ANC wake up ,make your finding and move on!

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