Julius Malema suspended for 5 years

2011-11-10 11:35

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty of provoking divisions within the ruling party and of bringing the organisation into disrepute on Thursday, and was suspended for five years. He will vacate his position.

His statements on Botswana were "reckless" and brought the ANC into disrepute, the party's national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom said.

This was after Malema said earlier this year the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change there.

Malema later apologised for the remarks, but they were widely believed to have caused serious diplomatic embarrassment for the ANC.

Malema was found not guilty on a third charge of inciting racial hatred and inflaming divisions in the country.

He was earlier on Thursday found guilty of interrupting a meeting of national ruling party officials that included President Jacob Zuma.

That guilty finding related to Malema, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi.

On that charge, the group was suspended from the ruling party for two years on Thursday. The sanction was suspended for three years.
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  • donne.oosthuizen1 - 2011-11-10 11:38

    Best news I have heard all YEAR!!!!!

      Grant - 2011-11-10 12:00

      Bad news is that he's probably "suspended on full pay, including tender kick-backs". But seriously - so typical of the ANC. Found guilty on all charges that affect the ANC leaders, but innocent of inciting racial hatred? Knobs!

  • michelelawrence03 - 2011-11-10 11:38


      Had - 2011-11-10 11:48

      Let's hope so.

  • Youefoh - 2011-11-10 11:38


  • justin.raleigh - 2011-11-10 11:39

    Finally. Retribution

  • Don - 2011-11-10 11:39


  • Gareth - 2011-11-10 11:39

    Tonight we Party!!!!!!!!

      Robert - 2011-11-10 11:46

      Tonight we march to PTA and party at Hatfield !!! I think I just found a little respect for the ANC leadership. They do have some balls afterall ...

  • procold2 - 2011-11-10 11:39

    thats it ,now for the crimminal charges,

      Justin - 2011-11-10 11:51

      heard reliably that the Hawks was waiting for this ruling to be made public, before proceeding with criminal charges...

      Cameronl - 2011-11-10 12:07

      Is that so Justin? well one can only hope :)

  • Peter - 2011-11-10 11:39

    Well done to the ANC for taking a firm stand against Malema and his cronies!

      Peter - 2011-11-10 11:44

      About time they did something positive.

      Gary - 2011-11-10 11:49

      Yea Peter well said. I am totally anti the corrupt ANC but give credit where credit is due. Maybe it is only to serve some internal political interest within the ANC, we do not know, but give them credit for doing what many people said they would not do.

  • Werner - 2011-11-10 11:39


      Werner - 2011-11-10 11:46

      Sorry namesake, this is not yawn at all. We are yet to see if they will appeal (which they probably will) etc., and though I doubt this suspension will have a HUGE impact, it must be said that the ANC have done SOMETHING right.

  • Mike - 2011-11-10 11:40

    Cheers Julius here comes the Hawks!

      Deon - 2011-11-10 11:43

      With Sars and PP and Agriforum on his cases he needs a full time criminal lawyer.

      Herman - 2011-11-10 11:45

      May the hawks take him on the long economic road of prison....SA doesn't need this scum.

      Robert - 2011-11-10 11:49

      You better believe it. The ANC knows what's coming with the Julius finance investigations. So rather get rid of the dead wood, then bring the whole house down. Zuma is clever, he's gotten rid of his biggest opposition ahead of the national 2014 elections.

  • Jackie - 2011-11-10 11:40

    f)(k your appeal. this is good news, my ear-bud spend will decrease significantly. we are tired of malema and shibambu's noise.

  • MissGremlinSays - 2011-11-10 11:40

    Damn, that's gotta sting a bit.

      Robert - 2011-11-10 11:50

      Julius and Floyd's egos are so big they won't be able to handle this. Expect to see them at ZarBar drowning their sorrows today ... BAWAHAHAHA, LOSERS !!!

  • Vishal - 2011-11-10 11:41

    At last, the rubbish is slowly clearing up

  • Jenna Deghaye - 2011-11-10 11:41

    Best news of the year!!!

  • Phillo - 2011-11-10 11:41

    Ja swaer, die wiel draai en dan tel hy dorings op !!

  • Ben - 2011-11-10 11:41

    Shame Juju. On the bright side, if you are looking for a job, I need a new gardener.

      Had - 2011-11-10 11:54

      At least you don't need a carpenter.

  • cupcake - 2011-11-10 11:41

    at last something good in the news!!!

  • Jane-francis - 2011-11-10 11:41


  • Andrew - 2011-11-10 11:41

    Best thing to happen in SA for so many years - time to party...!!!!

      maniza.ahoua - 2011-11-10 12:54

      i will join you

  • Fred - 2011-11-10 11:42

    This is the end for the teletubby. Now can SARS and the Hawks put him in jail.

      Gavin - 2011-11-10 12:00

      i hear woodwork is a big passtime in jail

  • Peter - 2011-11-10 11:42

    How can I express it correctly? YES! YES! YES!

  • lydonmcg - 2011-11-10 11:42

    And so the arrogant have fallen.

  • Vicky - 2011-11-10 11:42

    There is a God!!! May they chew rocks. The day suddenly seems so much brighter...

  • dumisile.nene - 2011-11-10 11:42

    Now I celebrate:) *BBM happy dance emoticon*

      Robert - 2011-11-10 11:53

      Now all us nation-builders can celebrate together Dumisile, and get on with building a strong country with equal opportunity for all !!! We don't need these racial dividing voices to take us back to the dark ages, it's 2011 and the world is moving forward. SA must move with it.

      Had - 2011-11-10 11:56

      Well said Robert

      dumisile.nene - 2011-11-10 12:00

      Robert for real, there's always a starting point and unfortunately for him, he was a starting point

  • stevie0064 - 2011-11-10 11:42

    Remember what he said after the last elections? He said, "I am the ANC's decoy".

      Kevin - 2011-11-10 12:13

      No not decoy - it was teaboy

  • Robert - 2011-11-10 11:42

    Getting rid of Malema was the easy part, now onto the hard task of actually bringing youth unemployment to acceptable levels.....

      Had - 2011-11-10 11:58

      Agreed - maybe use the R1 billion birthday party money for a better cause

  • - 2011-11-10 11:43

    Give that chairperson a bells!!!!

      dumisile.nene - 2011-11-10 11:47

      make it a whole case

      Raymond - 2011-11-10 12:10

      Make it Blue Label. That'll sting.

  • Had - 2011-11-10 11:43

    Tokyo Sexwale backed the wrong horse. I wonder if his political future is also over?

      Kobus - 2011-11-10 11:47

      Hope so. And he must take losie (I mean Winnie) with him.

      Robert - 2011-11-10 11:54

      Having said that, what he did or didn't say about Malema remains a bit of a mystery. Perhaps he was backing the idea of free speech and new ideas, not Malema per se. I still think Tokyo is a great leader.

      Had - 2011-11-10 12:30

      I thought so as well Robert, until he got into bed with Malema & Winnie.

  • Byron - 2011-11-10 11:43


  • Robert - 2011-11-10 11:43

    Getting rid of Malema was the easy part, now onto the hard task of actually bringing youth unemployment down to acceptable levels.....

      Riƫtte - 2011-11-10 12:39

      Exactly, he encourages them to stay unemployed with the promise of riches without working for it, which is exactly what he does...

  • adrian.berghoff - 2011-11-10 11:44

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! Well done ANC, you've taken a big step towards restoring faith

  • nicog1 - 2011-11-10 11:44

    i will even contemplate membership if they have the balls to stick to their decision on appeal or even increase the sanction!

  • Herman - 2011-11-10 11:44

    WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! YES!!!! Bye bye comrade Juli-arse Malemmer! You've JUST seen your own arse! LOVING IT!

  • Dolf_Du_Toit - 2011-11-10 11:44

    Now thats worth a R100m party!!!

      maniza.ahoua - 2011-11-10 12:50

      yes, this is called for celebration

  • gordon.vermaak - 2011-11-10 11:44

    My day just got a lot better. At least I now know our President and Ruling party has some balls!!!!

  • preciouslira.seshabela - 2011-11-10 11:44

    Finally.....but cant they depot him else where..T.G.D

      dumisile.nene - 2011-11-10 11:48

      lol @ Precious

      Lerato - 2011-11-10 12:03

      @ Precious, he should go and reside in Zim. At last something good..... bye bye Juju!!!

      maniza.ahoua - 2011-11-10 12:49


  • Carl - 2011-11-10 11:44

    Blindness , follow zombies follow, what can you NOT see ???

  • Michael - 2011-11-10 11:44

    I hope that is UNPAID suspension!!!!!!

  • Sammy - 2011-11-10 11:44


  • Dave - 2011-11-10 11:44

    You think Julius is following this on Twitter whilst writing his exam...oh sorry he wants that taken down now doesnt he?

  • vutomi.mbombi - 2011-11-10 11:45

    I will now renew my ANCYL membership. Viva JZ Viva!!!

  • ymjandana1 - 2011-11-10 11:45

    hay no commemt

  • Shawn - 2011-11-10 11:45

    na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey................Good Bye na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey................Good Bye na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey................Good Bye na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey................Good Bye

      Silver - 2011-11-10 12:13

      Encore ... *clap clap* .... encore encore ... *clap clap* encore!

  • preciouslira.seshabela - 2011-11-10 11:45

    He deserve more than that.. actually.

  • DevilishSaint - 2011-11-10 11:46

    Ag please Ju-Ju - start your own party... A decent split in the ANC will be good for SA. If we have 2 BIG opposition parties, it will REALY keep the ruling party on its toes!

  • Thabiso - 2011-11-10 11:46

    Well done ANC, now I can proudly say I'm proud of you for taking a stand against this arrogant leadership of the youth league. This is a true victory for the masses!!!

      Robert - 2011-11-10 11:56

      Yebo yes !!! One day the masses (who are rightfully frustrated with no decent progress since 1994) will realise that Malema was just using them to advance his own political agenda. BYE BYE JUJU, go have some Nando's with Jub Jub.

  • Suzy - 2011-11-10 11:46

    Maybe now he will get a REAL job that contributes meaningfully to the development of this country!!

      Yar - 2011-11-10 11:56

      You have got to be kidding!! JUJU work! At what? How?

      Had - 2011-11-10 12:13

      @Yar - A Political Scientist of course. He wouldn't have spent his money buying the question paper from UNISA for his exams in Polokwane for nothing. Pity he's not a Rocket Scientist otherwise we could have sent him on a one way ticket into outer space.

      Shane - 2011-11-10 13:14

      An aupair for Zumas laaities.

  • Repline - 2011-11-10 11:46

    Of course you would appeal, now go to the corner and cry and wave goodbye to your "boss" - And he's OUTTA HERE!!!

  • Ambi - 2011-11-10 11:46

    OH HAPPY DAYS..their IS a God of Politics after all :)))

  • Warren - 2011-11-10 11:46

    What a early X-mas present! Going to give me self a Bells! and alot more !