Malema's next move uncertain

2012-02-04 21:32

Johannesburg - There has been no indication from Julius Malema what his next move will be after the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee of Appeal, led by NEC member Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on Saturday that the charges against Malema were being upheld.

Malema was suspended for five years for bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division in the party.

However, going back to the ruling party’s disciplinary committee to ask for a lesser sentence might be a political gamble for Malema.

The ANC may then appeal for a harsher sentence, which may increase the number of years that he will be suspended from the ANC.
The disciplinary committee suspended him for five years, but he can technically now be kicked out of the ANC straight away because he was threatened with suspension in 2010 as well.

At the time, the disciplinary committee told Malema if he was to be found guilty again within the following two years he would be kicked out of the ANC.

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, who was suspended for three years, and deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi, were also appealing their suspensions.

  • bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-02-04 21:41

    The ex leader of the ANCYL

  • Michele - 2012-02-04 21:48

    Were I young Julius my next move would be to a country with no extradition treaty with S.A, next stop will be in a proper court of law for the massive corruption he and dear Mr Mathale have been involved in.

      Thabo - 2012-02-04 22:46

      Michele our justice system is a joke. Nobody actually ever serves a proper sentence. I wouldn't put my hopes on that. You know Mathale will just get suspended for 10 years on full pay. It is sickening but true.

      Tony - 2012-02-05 05:39

      @thabo -agreed,justice has never been South Africa's strong point ever!

      Michele - 2012-02-05 21:05

      Come now Thabo, lets have some faith in our leaders. There is always a first time bud .

  • sean - 2012-02-04 21:57

    I know for one thing he can't run for the presidency of South Africa as the fat fool has no constituency.Best places for him right now is a prison cell for inciting racial hatred,a mudhut in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe or frontline membership with the pathetic scumbags forced by poverty Somali pirates.Julius Malema has a striking resemblance to Uganda's one and only Idi Amin-both men to fat to be ignored in Africa! Just stick dynamite up his ****, ignite it,which will then light up the Limpopo night sky where he is.Problem solved. His the only living clown where no one is laughing except at him. Part of the collective has-beens this Malema is along with Mugabe,Gaddafi,Idi Amin etc.

      Walter - 2012-02-05 09:52

      Leave President of Zimbabwe alone ,you are loosing the subject matter . Do not go astray in making your comments otherwise you create the wrong impression of what exactly you stand for.

      Neilo - 2012-02-05 17:06

      was winnie behind Malema`s down fall

  • Do-me - 2012-02-04 22:00

    Good reedens, I'm relieved at last.

  • Pat Aldrich - 2012-02-04 22:30

    Shame what will become of the poor boy. No salary no fancy vehicle. No more fancy food. He is in need of a few tenders urgently. Where else will he be able to earn a few more bucks. May he be silent now. I actually mean. Shutup

  • Phuti J Manamela - 2012-02-05 00:01

    Malema was wrong with tender rigging. But the problem still remains. We need finacial freedom and a lot rest on our own shoulders. We must work extra hard to catch-up. School is BOSS

  • Sinudeity - 2012-02-05 01:00

    Tata ma tenders.

  • Pierre Marais Badenhorst - 2012-02-05 01:41

    I believe this is great day for a non racial ANC and brilliant strategic gAme play by zuma once again. He understood Malena and used him initially then gave him enough rope to hang himself like he knew he would (malema)... Zuma has grown on me but there is much work to be done.

  • Blip - 2012-02-05 04:03

    A modern-day Icarus?

  • Tony - 2012-02-05 05:50

    What amazes me most with this saga, is that although it is now commonly accepted that Malema is "divisive" - by his masters own admission. ...1. A large portion of the younger population still support him. 2. The ANC have given a mitigation reprieve, 3.The press give him more coverage than they did Mandela. Let's hope the Hawks are more successful at putting this blabber mouth to rest.

  • Nick - 2012-02-05 07:51

    The voters need to know their MP's and the opposition candidates, you should be voting for the person who will be the most beneficial for your ward. Voting to keep a party in power is not Democracy.

      moziz - 2012-02-05 08:41

      Nick dont be too Naive, atleast most blacks know they can't take gov to the other side because of comments & hatred they see on this commentry!!

      John - 2012-02-05 11:07

      what is democracy?do you think black people are stupid voting for ANC?let me tell you something about the youth of south africa ..people can argue that malema's future is over but the youth of south africa is back on politics and they shall rise to power .just watch the game now

      Jacqui - 2012-02-05 12:34

      John, The youth haven't done much up till now have they?. Toy toying and singing insulting songs are not compulsory items on the agendas of the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Mc - 2012-02-05 08:04

    He will follow in the footsteps of Trevor Noah and take his stand-up comedy to the greatest heights.

  • beaglesr - 2012-02-05 08:46

    Take a hike you bloody clown...

  • mike.clery - 2012-02-05 09:04

    "... but he can technically now be kicked out of the ANC straight away because .. in 2010 .. the disciplinary committee told Malema if he was to be found guilty again within the following two years he would be kicked out of the ANC." That's NOT a "technicality". The sentence was pronounced and wasn't disputed at the time. The suspended sentence comes into effect immediately, so Malema is supposed to be out as of yesterday. What's with all this foot-shuffling?

  • MakaNyawuzenkukhu - 2012-02-05 10:03

    Lack of understanding accompanied with egotism of Malema [thinking he owns the whole country with its citizens] leads to such tongue-tied outcome. How can he lead and represent successfully our children if he fails to understand a simple line of the constitution. However, if he was not rebellious and arrogant he might have just also employ common sense to obtain a best positive interpretation :- •ANCYL being a child of ANC is definitely obliged to listen to the parent body. •Would look at ANC as parent then understand the role of a parent within a family, enforcement of discipline where necessary [this needs no book as its a cultural norm]. •Might have avoided acts of harassing leaders of ANC using press and media thereby giving a negative picture within his so called 'own party'. •Understand the role Madiba played for the benefit of all South Africans. Never compare brainless actions with Madiba who remains parent for all nations, peace advocate, non-selfish, worldwide figure and a humbled intelligent educated man. •Might have thought that his actions and omissions were seen as authorised by the country [in this case a leading party]. •Might have set on internal discussions with my parents irrespectively. Malema's word might had been final in ANCYL, no discussions, no arguments only dictatorship. I just fail to understand why the youth cannot also consider a knowledgeable candidate for their leadership, youth is our tomorrow.

      John - 2012-02-05 11:15

      how come was this guy elected for the second time as the president of the youth?if you were a youth you would understand .every youth is thinking like malema

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-02-05 11:57

    His next move might be out of Wendywood ?

  • freddy.malatji - 2012-02-05 12:20

    The guy has got enuf moola to dissapear 4rm politics mos

  • Frank - 2012-02-05 13:03

    Dont knock it Jules,five years suspension on full pay and allowances, what a way to go!

  • edward.d.beesley - 2012-02-05 16:16

    I think his next move will on that little white thing, commonly called a loo ...

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-06 20:46

    Just read@ MAKANYAWUZENKUKHU @ 10.03. (What a long name..shoo).Excellent, you hit the nail my freind..I'm over joyed that you think so sensibly..the ANC need people like you to be the youth leaders.The one thing that really needs to be put right this whole commentary on the Malema story...has nothing to do with(the whites gunning a black man)'s been about the poor leaderships and morals of Malema...not forgetting the thankfully, the majority that have contributed here(black and white) have come to a unified consences..Malema has over stepped the line..As for me, I think I'm done with this story, don't want to give Malema any more attention. Hope he is finnished.

  • Frank - 2012-02-07 06:49

    Simple, should be straight to prison.

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