Last day for Malema to appeal

2012-03-14 07:12

Johannesburg - Julius Malema has until Wednesday to appeal the decision of the ANC's national disciplinary committee decision to expel him from the party.

The ANC Youth League had said their leader would be lodging an appeal to the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee of Appeal (NDCA), headed by Cyril Ramaphosa.

He was expelled two weeks ago for bringing the party into disrepute. It is not clear when the appeal hearing would be held.

Floyd Shivambu, the ANC Youth League spokesperson, was given a three year suspension.


Despite his suspension Malema has remained upbeat, promising his supporters that he would not give up the struggle for his position nor abandon the fight "against capitalism".

When he attended Cosatu's national strike in Johannesburg last week he was mobbed by the crowds of striking workers who chanted, "Ju Ju Ju Ju."

Malema's options do not end with the appeal process. He could still ask the ANC's national executive committee to review the matter and if that fails, take it to the conference floor in Mangaung in December in what would be an unprecedented move in the party's 100-year history.

The matter has already dragged on since November, when he was found guilty by the disciplinary committee of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division in its ranks and suspended from the party for five years.

On February 4, the appeal committee upheld the finding but instructed the lower panel to hear arguments in mitigation or aggravation of sentence.

Malema's subsequent comments that only the youth league had the power to oust its leaders did him no favours.

Repeat offender

On February 29, that committee pronounced the ultimate penalty after describing Malema as a repeat offender who had failed to show remorse or to respect the disciplinary structures of the organisation.

Malema was found guilty of portraying the ANC government and its leadership under Zuma in a negative light, and for statements about creating regime change in Botswana, at an ANCYL press conference on July 31, 2011.

Malema was initially found guilty of propagating racism or political intolerance for his utterances, at an election rally in Galeshewe, Kimberley in May 2011, that whites should be treated as criminals for stealing land from blacks.

However, this charge was dismissed by the appeals committee because it was not proven on a balance of probabilities.

During his mitigation hearing, Malema said the charges against him were "politically motivated", an argument which both the National Disciplinary Committee and the appeal committee rejected.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-14 07:22

    ohhhh, cutting it a bit fine, aren't we? Oh well, you know what they say, if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would ever be done!

      dirk.smit1 - 2012-03-14 09:13

      Fight against Capitalism.......Says the guy who rigs tenders to his benefit and spending R16mil on a house. Double standards Mr Malema.

  • Penny - 2012-03-14 07:26

    Of course he will appeal. Malema is NOTHING without the emotional brand of the ANC. He needs the ANC brand and he knows it. Malema needs the ANC, the ANC though doesn't need Malema.

      Wendy - 2012-03-14 08:27

      am not too sure of that Penny, he is their puppet, this is all a big show .. to confuse us.

      Wendy - 2012-03-14 08:29

      There is always an ulterior motive with the ANC .. a hidden agenda .. this will go on and on, and then he will be back ..

      Hugh - 2012-03-14 08:51

      I especially like his attempt at an apology. "I want to apologize for anything they think I might have done." What? He can't seriously not know why they disciplined him. This man is so arrogant it's scary.

      Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-14 09:41

      I wanna agree with Wendy, I do think the suspension and now the expulsion could all just be a way to gain back voter confidence just in time for the next elections and then bring back Malema. Because if we being honest, most of the things that the ANC has done have always been for the benefit of the ANC, the Scorpions are gone so that corruption may not be investigated and the culprits punished and now the information bill, it's a way to censor or silence the media. So Wendy I think you hit the nail on the head.

  • Penny - 2012-03-14 07:28

    Malema's pathetic TV 'apology' was such a farce. He is still giving the ANC elders the middle finger, he just has to stay within the brand of the ANC or he will have nothing. He's learned what happens when you break away. ie. COPE.

  • Matthew - 2012-03-14 07:28

    I think South Africa might have just dodged the biggest bullet in the history of the country. One year with Julius Malema as president and we would all be eating bugs off the floor like our Zim friends. I hope he disapears for good, we can't go the same way as every other African country!

      Penny - 2012-03-14 07:30

      It's only in 3rd world countries where the masses still think it works to vote a dictator into power. They just never seem to learn, do they?

      PB - 2012-03-14 08:49

      Azania,malemmer and the other black South African millionaires keeps on repeating the same rhetoric about the wealth of our country being in white hands. Just because you hear it so often does not make it the truth. You are being played for a fool and you are not even aware of it. And your little ditty about 'you came to Africa with nothing' - what did you and your ancestors arrive with????? Stop whining and start doing something positive to uplift yourself - malemmer is NEVER going to share the loot he is very effectively stealing from YOU AND YOUR FELLOW AFRICAN SHEEP

      Stephen - 2012-03-14 08:55

      @Azania, are you propogating violence? Do all whites own the mineral resources? What about Zuma's nephew and the rest of the cronies who are all now multi-millionaires? I don't know anyone who owns a mine, so maybe get off your racist hobby-horse and get the notion out of your head that all whites stole from you. I have personally worked and studied hard for what I have. By the way, the Khoisan were here before the Banut people removed them from their land, so should we give everything just to the Khoisan? Move on my man and let's just all work together.

      Sean - 2012-03-14 09:07

      @Azania - ``his ideas in the economy`` You clearly don`t have clue nor doeas Malema !!

      Jacqui - 2012-03-14 12:16

      Matthew, we are already well on the way to become like any other African country.

      gunofmine - 2012-03-14 20:39

      @Stephen, why do you people see the fact that khoisans where the first here as a viable argument? Dude, black people didn't have to travel from other continents to get here, even if black people migrated from as far as Egypt, it's still their land as they're African. The only logic i understand is that in those days, even now, the strong conquer the weak- but now the weak want it all back (like a bully taking your lunch money, of course you want it back!), now how can we 'work' together with such different views?

  • Stephan - 2012-03-14 07:34

    Yes, fellow economic freedom fighters! Comrade Malema will fight capitalism, viva! He will fight it in the five star hotels and on the luxury resort beaches of Mauritius! He will fight it in ZAR with Moet and naked sushi ladies; and he will fight in air-conditioned Sandton offices! He will fight it in the bunker of his R16mil mansion and yes comrades, he will fight it with the multi-million rand tenders! Viva! Limpopo our future! Long Live Che Malema!

      Patson - 2012-03-14 08:11

      .......and he shall never surrender lol

  • Felix - 2012-03-14 07:37

    Bonus for N24, they just have to change the dates on these articles. Deja Vu!

  • Comrade - 2012-03-14 07:38

    E N O U G H .... A B O U T ... M A L E M A

      Bryan - 2012-03-14 09:35

      Sorry pal. We are just getting warmed up. Hola! Hola!

  • Carry - 2012-03-14 07:39


      Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-14 08:03

      Please read my blog, Malema

      Nigel - 2012-03-14 12:31

      Nice blog see it as it is.

  • Nigel - 2012-03-14 07:48

    malema who?

      Gwayimbo - 2012-03-14 08:29

      Malema the next President of the country...

      Ben Nel - 2012-03-14 08:42

      Your country Ass-ania?

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-14 08:49

      @ Gwayimbo - here have a double Espresso; time to wake up and see facts and truth.

      Deon - 2012-03-14 09:19

      He can be the President of the inmates, his troubles are far from over.

      Michael - 2012-03-14 09:20

      @Gwayimbo - you still dreaming?

      ben.nel2 - 2012-03-14 09:28

      MaLaLa Land

  • ericsdoms - 2012-03-14 07:53

    Why do I get the feeling the ANC are just going through the motions here? @ Juju: Just give up & go into farming………….….that is until SARS, Hawks come for you !

  • Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-03-14 07:54

    If his blood is green and yellow as he claimed it to be he should have never divided ANC..

  • william - 2012-03-14 07:56

    I hope its your last day!!!!!

  • Trevor - 2012-03-14 07:57

    Racist Totsie

      Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-14 08:01

      It's infuriating really, how he's trying to undo all the good that was done by the ANC in ensuring we are a democratic country. \r\n\r\nPlease read my blog and comment The Nine Lives Of Julius Malema via @wordpressdotcom

  • Phumi - 2012-03-14 07:59

    Though most of the comrades have already prepared life without our leader we will never forget his ideals. Last night we wintessed a historical landmark made by Implats of handing over 51% of its assets to peoples of Zimbabwe. We are encouraged by this move and we believe that those are some of our gains of the revolution. It also encourage us to be more determined and spirited to persue this fight of economic freedom in our lifetime. The ANC will correct itself come Mangaung and Malema can rest assured that our movement does not have a dustbin for comrades! Amandla!!

      Velile - 2012-03-14 08:06


      Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-03-14 08:11

      the dustbin was in the movement from long time ago Holomisa was also thrown in it due to his behaviour!

      TBlogger - 2012-03-14 08:13

      When the ANC 'corrects' itself and South Africa goes under.. AMANDLA...(sarcasm)

      mholthuysen - 2012-03-14 08:55

      Oh Phumi the Zimbabwe "success" story.... than please explain why Zimbabweans are starving, and why 2.5 Million are right here in South Africa, plus plenty have fled to Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique - an estimated 4 Million have fled of 12 Million citizens... having fled the "success" of Mugabe and Co. And the 51% transfer was not to the people of Zimbabwe but for Mugabe and Co....

      Nigel - 2012-03-14 09:03

      indlovu !!!

      Stephen - 2012-03-14 09:05

      Yes Comrades, never stop fighting for Malema's economic feedom. We will give him everything while we have nothing. It is totally outrageous that he has to make do in a R16m mansion in Sandton while we live comfortably in our townships and shanties. The revolution must happen to line his pockets more. Down with the "oppressors" and their brain-washed black brothers who live under the misconception that one should work for a living instead of just taking by force. Viva the Malema Revolution! Viva!

      Chris - 2012-03-14 09:12

      Too right dare these whites come along from Europe with their damn "technology" and "steam engines" and try to raise the standard of living in Africa. Hopefully we can all end up like Zimbabwe with a "benevolent" dick-tator (no, not a kind of potato) and almost enough food for a loaf of bread between 3 people per week!! Amandla! Viva the violence and propogation of racism! Viva!!!

      John Birch - 2012-03-14 09:56

      Phumi, just look at the state of Zim and the way they treat their people. If this is what you envisage for South Africa then God help us all. I ask you who is going to benefit from the 51% share. If you think it is the workers then you are very niave.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-14 12:22

      Phumi, you witnessed a historical landmark last night in Zimbabwe. I gather all the millions of Zimbabweans trying to feed their family here in South Africa will now be going home. I am sure you will be standing at the border waving them a fond farewell on their way to your example of milk and honey. Grow up.

      Stephen - 2012-03-14 14:12

      @Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize: Why "who we are as Black South Africans"? Why not just as South Africans? I have no issue with you my man, but it seems Malema's rhetoric about 'us vs them', 'black vs white' is being believed and followed by you. Please feel free to go to my Facebook page and see how many friends of all different races I have. My concern with Malema is not that he's a black guy, it's that he dupes his followers for his own gain. He lives in a mansion while they live in shacks, he drinks Johnny Walker while they drink water. The man has millions in his bank account and he's never shown any indication of sharing this with the masses to help them to some 'economic freedom'. That and the fact that he perpetuates racial violence when we all have a hard enough time making ends meet without this.

  • TBlogger - 2012-03-14 08:10

    Please do us all a favour and disappear off the face of this earth Julius..

  • grenville.felton - 2012-03-14 08:10

    One thing we ae learnt with the ANC they know how to squander and drag things on and on and on , guys been dismissed that is it cheers ciao.No lets drag it on and reap the benefits of paid leave, like so many corrupt officals on suspended and still screwing the tax paying public.

      Michael - 2012-03-14 09:24

      The reason they drag it on and on is that every time they meet they can have more free meals and more free Johnny Walker Blue!

  • oneil.debipershad - 2012-03-14 08:11

    And after this failed attempt, he will get a chance to appeal the decision at another appeals commitee and the cycle continues.yawn.... It's like a pest control problem that won't go away...

  • Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-14 08:12

    Well, all these appeals are just stalling tactics, to delay the inevitable. He's out, they don't want him anymore and it serves him right, because I believe he saw himself as some struggle hero or something as he always compared himself to Peter Mokaba or Nelson Mandela. What he needed to realise was that the struggle ended when we became a democratic country, so the only struggle there is now is one created by him in an effort to secure a spot in future history books.

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  • Ian - 2012-03-14 08:24

    Despite his suspension Malema has remained upbeat, promising his supporters that he would not give up the struggle for his position nor abandon the fight "against capitalism". Are you ffffng kidding me, fight against capitalism, ya sure Mr chugger of Johnny walker blue and R16 million mansion, what a chop

  • Wendy - 2012-03-14 08:26

    Man how long is this going to go on for ... I thought he was expelled, why so much double mindedness ..

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-03-14 08:27

    Repeat Offender, shows no remorse. So then WTF does he get to appeal?? He's in the wrong, get rid of him!! Every time I see a picture of his face I just want to smack him!!

  • Paula - 2012-03-14 08:29

    I wait for the day when the only comment I pass on this airhead would be R.I.P or more like REST IN HELL....

      Nigel - 2012-03-14 09:04

      rest in pieces

  • william - 2012-03-14 08:42

    Malema, i hope and pray that this will be the last time we have to see your ugly fat bombastic face!!!!!!!

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-14 08:47

    Guys where is malema's sidekick Shabangu

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-14 08:51

    malema you are on your own other comrade apologised

  • Marion - 2012-03-14 08:56

    News24 please tell us something we don't know for a change! This is already beyond boring.

  • cecelia123 - 2012-03-14 08:59

    When a naughty child has been punished (after being warned that what he is doing is wrong) and he then apologises, is the apology from the heart or the head (thinking if I say what they want me to say, then my punishment is over) Maybe he should have thought about the consequences before he got verbal diarrhoea.

  • Moyo - 2012-03-14 09:07

    Zimplats agrees 51 percent ownership transfer Shaking on it ... David Brown and Saviour Kasukuwere in Harare Tuesday 13/03/2012 00:00:00 by Nelson Banya I Reuters ZIMBABWE and Impala Platinum, the world's second largest platinum producer, said on Tuesday they agreed on the transfer of a 51 percent stake in the company's local unit Zimplats to black Zimbabwean investors, as required by the government. "Essentially we have found each other and that augurs well for the mining industry in Zimbabwe," Implats chief executive David Brown told a news conference after a joint statement confirmed the deal. The agreement ends a war of words between the government and Implats over the ownership requirement, which had jolted investor confidence in the country and was widely seen as a populist tactic by President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party in the run-up to elections expected later this year. It remained unclear how the cash-strapped Zimbabwean government would pay for the stake worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The joint statement said the 51 percent would be broken down as follows: 10 percent to the community, another 10 percent to Zimplats employees and 31 percent to the state's National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Fund.

  • edwardsch - 2012-03-14 09:27

    Julius. Please do us all a big favour and go away. I have had enough of your rhetoric. Go pay with your bling and cattle. Don't forget to take Floyd and co with you so that normal people can get on with life. You are so yesterday's news and are now irrelevant. Realise that and just go quietly, PLEASE!!!!!!

  • Morama - 2012-03-14 09:40

    Julias Malema would never be fired because he is actually sent by the same people who suspended him to come and test waters by his utterances!!! Who in the ANC has ever been fired?Tony yengeni was convicted and where is he today...decision making in the ANC and no wounder we have all this crap of changing constitution and secrecy info bill!!!

  • Kraken - 2012-03-14 09:44

    Assassinate this racist already.

  • Joanita - 2012-03-14 09:52

    and here I am, all dressed for his funeral (wasn't he gonna die with his boots on?)....

  • Keith - 2012-03-14 09:53

    Malema standup for rights and fight ! you not just another brick in the wall!!

  • Polotiek - 2012-03-14 10:04

    Comrade Julius Sello Malema is going nowhere. Stop wasting your time haters. He is your future President whether you like it or not. Holomisa cannot be compared to Julius, he was self-serving in his utterances, never appealed his expulsion and was equick to establish to establish his own movement. Holomisa was overly power hungry as opposed to President Julius who is fighting for economic freedom in the country. Of course he is still young and his level of maturity cannot not be matched to that of diligent leaders like Zwelinzima Vavi or Cyrill Ramaphosa. I posit that even leaders like Jacob Zuma or Jackson Mthembu have their own disgusting shortcomings, but we overlook them. Malema will be reinstated by Mangaung comference, watch him.

      Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-14 10:10

      My goodness, do you have a brain? Malema is the most self-serving politician I know, illegal tenders, multi-million rand mansions while the fools, I mean his followers live in shacks and are unemployed.

      Nigel - 2012-03-14 12:21


      Stephen - 2012-03-14 14:03

      Yes Comrades (because we're all living in the Cold War era and are all communists, even though this system failed and led to the devastation of millions of lives in Eastern Europe), we must fight for economic feedom. No more work for us. We will take what we want by force unless you just give it to us. Viva taking by force with no work ethic involved whatsoever! Viva! It is time for you right-wing fascists with your extremem leftist tendencies to wake up and see the future we will attempt to imbue based on the past, but never forgetting our future aims, while at the same time keeping our eyes firmly focused on the past. Viva this political rhetoric! Viva!

  • Erna - 2012-03-14 10:06

    im not that much into politics, but i think they are just playing and doming the youth, malema was trying to fight for whats best for the youth and others, i mean he saved many people in the parliament even our president. the ANC knows why they are doing this to him (what they are hiding) and soon it will come out. Malema is not my favorite but im supporting 100%.

      Nigel - 2012-03-14 12:20


  • Caryn - 2012-03-14 10:19

    I think Malema is appeal

  • Stephan - 2012-03-14 10:39

    Oh boy, I guess some "people" (I call them "people" because I cannot judge by their comments whether they can actually be classified as sentient beings) will only learn once they follow the Africanisation process to its inevitable conclusion: more poverty and despair. As that other dude said, "poor people are happy living in a dump". And rich politicians are happy ruling them. C'est la vie!

  • Siya - 2012-03-14 11:43

    i strongly believe that cde malema need to be given third chance,we make mistakes.

      Nigel - 2012-03-14 12:19

      yea but you can't keep making them for 18 years & then hope things will change, wake up!!

  • mmoledis - 2012-03-14 12:07

    We are tired of Malema's stories he was expelled so be it and his stories stop there also. You will ending up making him more famous and big headed and think that he is more and more superman within the ruling party.He is a destroyer of the poor Malema now Limpopo is under mess because of him and his friends.

  • Jacqui - 2012-03-14 12:14

    He has a few hours left then to say sorry all over the place like he has been doing the past few days. Humble pie seem to have become a favourite for now. Silly boy.

  • Besil - 2012-03-14 12:57

    Live this black guy alone!!!!! please

      Stephen - 2012-03-14 15:14

      Besil it's not because Malema is black that people don't like him. It has nothing to do with race. It's because he claims to support the people who live in poverty, yet he has millions in the bank and a R16m mansion in Sandton yet isn't doing anything with that to help the people. He is just lining his pockets and is inciting racial hatred and is duping his followers.

  • Bavuyise Steve Galada - 2012-03-14 14:58

    Good luck, Juju!

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