Malema announcement 'late afternoon'

2012-02-29 12:13

Johannesburg - The ANC will announce the fate of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema late on Wednesday afternoon, said the chairperson of the party's national disciplinary committee (NDC).

"The national disciplinary committee of the African National Congress has met and received mitigating and aggravating arguments as per the directive of the African National Congress' national disciplinary committee of appeals [NDCA]," chairperson Derek Hanekom said.

"Having heard arguments from both parties involved on the matter, the NDC has applied its collective mind.

"Having said we will inform the public of our decision, we will be releasing a statement in the late afternoon today, 29 February 2012, after informing all the parties involved and the organisation on the matter, as informed by our constitution," he said.


In November, the NDC found Malema guilty of bringing the ANC into disrepute and of sowing division in the party.

He was suspended from the ANCYL for five years and was ordered to vacate his position as its president.

Found guilty with him were ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi.

Shivambu, who insulted a journalist, was suspended for three years.

Magaqa, who was found to have made derogatory and potentially defamatory statements about Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, received an 18-month suspension, suspended for three years, on condition he apologise within five days of receiving the penalty or appealing against it.

Malema, Magaqa, Lamola, Mabe and Mosenogi were also found guilty of disrupting an ANC meeting on August 8. Their membership was suspended for two years, and the sanction itself was suspended for three years.

In February, the NDCA dismissed this charge of misconduct, but upheld the other verdicts and sentences. They were granted leave to present evidence in mitigation.

Having heard that evidence, and evidence in aggravation of sentence, the NDC could now decide to hand down harsher sentences.


Malema also faces the prospect of the imposition of a further suspension arising from a guilty finding in 2010.

At the time, the NDC ordered him to apologise to President Jacob Zuma, attend anger management classes, pay a R10,000 to a youth development project and attend the ANC’s political school for 20 days for provoking divisions in the party.

It ruled that, should he be found guilty of a similar offence within two years, his membership of the ANC would be suspended for a period to be determined by the NDC.

The New Age newspaper, quoting unnamed sources, reported on Wednesday that it was likely that Malema would be expelled.

Earlier this month, the Sunday World tipped Lamola to take over as acting ANCYL president.

  • J-Man - 2012-02-29 12:21

    The end is near....about flipping time.

  • Hugh - 2012-02-29 12:31

    Think the turd will flush today?

      Hugh - 2012-02-29 14:21

      Yeah, he's been a floater for far too long now.

  • MelvernYoung - 2012-02-29 12:34

    "Having heard arguments from both parties involved on the matter, the NDC has applied its collective mind." Am I the only one here sensing an "echo"

      Henri - 2012-02-29 12:36

      hear hear, it will comeback empty

  • Blaine Dillon - 2012-02-29 12:35

    NA, na nana, Na, Na na nana Na, hey hey Hey, Goodbye

  • Annelise - 2012-02-29 12:37

    Bye-bye Malema!

      Robert - 2012-02-29 12:42

      Bye bye disfunctional ANCYL !!!

  • Derek - 2012-02-29 12:39

    The current ANC leadership can do what it likes, the real fate of Julius lies with his support base. While he remains a hugely popular figure amongst the majority of the youth he will remain a force to be reconned with. Viva Malema Viva!

      Deon - 2012-02-29 13:23

      He will dissapear should they expell him. Maybe he can join the UDF or Cope, not sure anybody would be able to cope with him.

      Rainbow - 2012-02-29 13:27

      derek ....As far as I know and from the word of many black ANC supporters around me is they have hade enough of him. Juliass"s only support base is the unenployed criminal minded youth's who want hand outs instead of going the long way round and earning what they want/ have. They need to wake up and realise that their Juliass , at the end of the day, does not give to sheets about the brainwashed sheep that choose to worship him and his communist, destructive, racist, ideals as his only goal is self enrichment and an extravagant life style and he is playing them all to try and get it even if it means destroying this country in the process.

      Alfred - 2012-02-29 14:07

      We'll see what kind of a force he is when he's going it alone and not riding the banner of the ANC.

      Keith - 2012-02-29 14:40

      Once he is expelled, the tenders will dry up and then see what his support base is - nil. Bye bye Juju, you're history.

      Godfrey - 2012-02-29 14:58

      @Derek..let's test his popularity. Let Julius stand as an independent in a municipal by-election in Limpopo (he's stonghold) the premiar can organize it by re-calling a counsilor.

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2012-02-29 12:45

    last kick of a dying horse!!

      Robert - 2012-02-29 12:48

      dying donkey

  • Omrisho - 2012-02-29 12:48

    bring on donald trump for the encore

  • Den - 2012-02-29 12:50

    poly stop play on your bosses computer and go do some work.

  • Den - 2012-02-29 12:52

    i would love to kick that dying horse

  • Gary - 2012-02-29 12:58

    we all wish he is expelled, but deep down inside we know that it wont happen, ANC doesnt have the bols

      Robert - 2012-02-29 13:03

      A hundred bucks says you are wrong. Since the 'disciplinaries' started, Malema hasn't shown any remorse, in fact he's continued with his jibes and arrogance. The ANC NEC is tired of this little boy. They will send a strong message to all the little Youth League brats.

      Hugh - 2012-02-29 14:24

      Any money on him joining Union to stay in the lime light?

  • kamnguni - 2012-02-29 13:03

    Eagerly waiting for the announcement of the NDC's decision! It's been long! haha

  • Flash Mnisi - 2012-02-29 13:06

    if malema leave m leavng 2 ,malema al d way al south africa need you no1 will fil ur space

      Flash Mnisi - 2012-02-29 13:09

      we love you malema u always ryt

      Robert - 2012-02-29 13:23

      I can see from your writing what type of intellect Malema attracts. Typical ...

      Marion - 2012-02-29 13:31

      @Flash... Goodbye...

      pchronias - 2012-02-29 13:49

      Shame blind leading the blind feel sorry for you buddy!!!

      Almero - 2012-02-29 14:05

      Now that is the spirit!!! If all his supporters leave with him, what heaven this will be. I fully support your decision Flash!

      Alfred - 2012-02-29 14:09

      Sweet! One less vote for African Nepotism & Corruption.

      Marius - 2012-02-29 14:28

      Flash, when are chaps like you going to learn to spell? You have Juliarse Malebe's edukayshun?

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-29 14:30

      type english - you've ruined a country and now ruined the english language.

      Godfrey - 2012-02-29 14:44

      @Flash...please encourage ALL the Juliass supporters to do the same.

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 15:16

      This is what i read.... if ma n dat n mmnpf o n di mp hmpf.

  • Bheki Tshabalala - 2012-02-29 13:13

    if thy expel him, we'll command the acting ANCYL president to be worst than Juju.

      Robert - 2012-02-29 13:24

      Then the ANC will shut down the disfunctional Youth League and start afresh with a new youth organisation. Then what? You'll all go join COPE?

      pchronias - 2012-02-29 13:51

      you cant even command your dog to sit down, please Bheki get a life!!!

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-29 14:33

      @bheki - its over. accept it. your little juju is no more. move on with your life. find a new hobby. get a job. you cannot bypass the fact that sooner or later you will have to work. the hand outs are over.

  • Bheki Tshabalala - 2012-02-29 13:14

    if thy expel him, we'll command the acting ANCYL president to be worst than Juju.

      Marion - 2012-02-29 13:34

      You're hellbent on destroying the country you purport to love, aren't you?

      Leonard Van Vuuren - 2012-02-29 13:45

      I personally think you should respect your elders and ancestors. Why not build towards a better future for all? wanting a president that's worse??? Shame I feel sorry for YOUR children one day Mr. Tshabalala U will see it then, but it would be too late for you, Sorry neh...

  • ericsdoms - 2012-02-29 13:21

    Please let it be over so that we can get on with our lives…….

      Mannie777 - 2012-02-29 15:43

      The word GATVOL comes to mind....

  • Paula - 2012-02-29 13:25

    This man is like damn mule .....he just would not go already....let us say a prayer...Dear God please help us,help us combat this rodent infestation...

  • Victor - 2012-02-29 13:36

    Goodbye !!!!!!!

  • Ntokozo - 2012-02-29 13:38

    "Having said we will inform the public of our decision, we will be releasing a statement in the late afternoon today, 29 February 2012, after informing all the parties involved and the organisation on the matter, as informed by our constitution," he said. It is very interesting to note that the "our constitution" was not observed when announcing the guilt version.It makes me wonder why this statement, especially now. Malema, we were told that he was writing exams, who cares, the fact is the verdict was shared with public before the concerned group - i wonder how far this will go, but any sober person will see that it still has a long way to go.

      Mkhulu - 2012-02-29 14:05

      embarrassing an old and larger organazation like ANC out of millions of people in country with different races its time to think before too late.

  • Fanie - 2012-02-29 13:39

    Don' don't suspend please. I am begging the ANC not to suspend him. HE CAUSES SO MUCH EMBARRASSMENT TO THE ANC.

  • oscar.manamela - 2012-02-29 13:45

    So you think getting rid of Julius will sort out your problems ne, There are new intellectuals who are ready to take the gov on , They want their land back, So dont relax

      Robert - 2012-02-29 13:52

      Will you come pay off my homeloan to the bank? GREAT !!! Why don't you work hard like the rest of us, and pay your taxes and pay for your own expenses, like the rest of us. Demanding everything for free is what is so wrong with your thinking. That's not how the world works. You're not living in a cave anymore. It's 2012, the world has embraced technology and advancement.

      Patrick - 2012-02-29 14:05

      @ Oscar. So you reckon there are new intellectuals to take the govt on? Are you for one second seriously suggesting that that fat, self serving,racist, fake military beret wearing tenderpreneur is an intellectual? Surely you're not thaaaaaat dumb? The Zimbabweans wanted & got "their" land back and today the entire Zimbabwean economy & farming sector is ruined with poverty, unemployment and HIV Aids the order of the day. Why on earth do you think so many Zimbabweans have fled to this country? Where will you flee with your begging bowl outstretched once the same happens here?

      Almero - 2012-02-29 14:07

      I know you wont get it but intellectuals would actually do the maths and look around at other countries where this type of thing happened and see the result. What you actually should have said is there is more criminals just waiting to take his place and get that R16 000 000 house with the money that should have uplifted YOU.

      Almero - 2012-02-29 14:11

      Oh and before I forget: Sepedi - E Afrikaans - E English - C Geography - F History - D Woodwork - GG Mathematics - H What a serious 'intellectual' you aspire to! Must make you proud to get up in the mornings.

      Robert - 2012-02-29 14:17

      Malema scored an 'E' in his mother tongue? Seriously? How stupid is that? E for Eish, or E for Expelled

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-29 14:35

      @oscar - you think you're clever, ne? Dont relax yet, you've got a long way to go to get to an IQ of 10.

      Mannie777 - 2012-02-29 15:56

      Oscar - i've never heard an explanation as to HOW the land will be taken back. My guess is that you will not reply to my question cause you never thought that far, did you? A full "intellectual" answer will do, thanks.

  • sesom - 2012-02-29 13:49

    hope he goes down-under.. all the way.

  • Roy - 2012-02-29 13:50

    Let's hope & pray that he sinks so low that he never surfaces again. This country can do without the likes of Malema & his cohorts who are only there to enrich themselves. Now the Hawks,SARS & the SAPS can go ahead & really bury this "maaifoedie" once they are finished investigating him.

  • jacqui.millin - 2012-02-29 14:16

    Play nicely kidz!

  • sardick.davids - 2012-02-29 14:39

    oh..pleeeez...pleeez...get rid of da scum......

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  • David Ndala Banda - 2012-02-29 16:13

    Hey ANC live julias alone what do you julias he is the person who know our problems Its fun to look away now that you are up there remember we stand by you when you mess up big time Now that ur a man man who call the shoot u want to shut us up what kind of a man are you yes iam talking to Remember when Thabo turn ur life up side down who was there for you now you forget people who was willing to die for You go ahead and see what happen remember what goes around comes around you did it to Thabo after Polokwane now it will be You Let's

  • Grant - 2012-02-29 16:37

    Most commentators are of the opinion that Malema is finished. I hope they're right but I doubt it as I fear he's far from over. It's been well publicised what an extravegant lifestyle he leads yet he is still supported by the poor and by students (who will be our future leaders). I am a racist and believe Africans have a different mindset to westerners. If in the UK for instance, a politician arrived at a meeting in a housing estate district claiming to support the poor whilst living a lavish lifestyle he/she would be booed off stage and have messy stuff thrown at them. Quite the opposite happens in Africa. A greedy despot is seen as an inpiration.

  • Passionate.Parrot - 2012-02-29 17:41

    Good news, great that they have taken the right decision, does bring a little hope to an otherwise disalusioned public.

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