Malema appeal gets under way

2012-04-12 11:24

Johannesburg - The appeal hearings of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and his spokesperson Floyd Shivambu started in Johannesburg on Thursday.

African National Congress spokesperson Keith Khoza said the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal, which is chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa, was sitting at the party's headquarters at Luthuli House.

On Thursday, unnamed sources told the SABC that Malema's lawyers would not attend the proceedings because they had not received key documents relating to the national disciplinary committee's previous sitting.

This would allow Malema and Shivambu to ask for a postponement, the public broadcaster reported.

Khoza said he could not confirm the report

"They [the appeals committee] are still sitting... I don't know where the speculation is coming from," he said.

ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy said she could not comment on the appeal proceedings.


Malema has been expelled from the ANC for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute.

He was found to have done so by unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to that of former president Thabo Mbeki and for remarks about bringing about regime change in Botswana.

He remains ANCYL president until all options to overturn his sentence have been exhausted.

Shivambu was also found guilty of sowing division and bringing the ANC into disrepute.

He was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.

Malema was delivered another blow last week when the ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended him for calling Zuma a dictator.

The conditions of the suspension prohibit him from exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

The two disciplinary proceedings are separate.

The ANCYL has remained defiant, with provincial leaders insisting that Malema will remain its president.

Should Malema's appeal fail, he can ask the ANC's national executive committee to review the matter.

Last month, Malema said he would seek redress in the courts if he was expelled. Until then he had consistently rejected the idea of taking legal action against the ANC.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the party frowned on its members taking it to court.

"We are against anyone who takes the ANC to court because we do have a constitution in the ANC and we abide by the constitution," he said.

  • IAnon - 2012-04-12 11:32

    This is a Circus!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 11:45

      Please ANC NDC & NEC, shutdown the disfunctional ANCYL !!! Those beret-wearing troublemakers are little children who need discipline.

      J-Man - 2012-04-12 11:46

      Yup. All this guy can't appeal against is being a certified braindead d**s.

      John - 2012-04-12 12:50

      how many more times is this idiot going to appeal to somebody , some court or some other body juju and floyd, dont you get the hint, cant you see the ANC doesnt want or need you anymore, move on and let the PP, SARS and the hawks do what was supposed to have been done months ago.

      Anthony - 2012-04-12 13:07

      no --not a circus--in a circus the animals are trained

  • ddiener - 2012-04-12 11:36

    i find it strange that he still wants to be part of the ANC yet does not agree with the way they rule the country? Start your own party Malema, please!

      Foc - 2012-04-12 12:00

      Without the ANC they are NOTHING ... they not stupid. Where will their business opportunities and tender fraud come from if they are NOT part of the ANC. ANC is their cash cow thats why they will NEVER form their own party.... sad to say but ANC is just to powerful to ensure the business flows in ....

      Mark - 2012-04-12 12:13

      point of correction @dub, he does not agree with zuma-led group of people, not the anc. Pls use your mind, yes mind I know you have it.

      Johnathon - 2012-04-12 12:49

      Just how many more appeals is this buffoon going to be given. It would appear that this mighty Government of ours which did win the struggle don’t forget, is wetting their pants and shivering at the knees over disciplining this abomination. I suppose it is not that serous calling the president of SA a dictator, and demanding his replacement. This Juvenile appears more powerful even than the president and the whole ANC structure. Just to mystifying for words to explain.

  • Adrian - 2012-04-12 11:38

    Okay news 24. Think everybody has had enough of this idiot... Let's move on. You got your milage.

      patrickflynn73 - 2012-04-12 11:48

      Agreed - well maybe we should all STOP commenting completely that way NWS24 may get the message we not interested in news about Malema??

      Adrian - 2012-04-12 14:20

      So true

  • David - 2012-04-12 11:41

    Will this ever come to an end?

  • Sean - 2012-04-12 11:41

    Get Out! Bladdy Agent!

  • braamc - 2012-04-12 11:44

    Blah blah blah blah

  • Alan - 2012-04-12 11:45

    Ag SARS - just hurry p with the investigation - then it wil be problem solved!

      Pule - 2012-04-12 12:17

      What if SARS and Hawks does'nt find him guilty?

      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:33

      well - I am hoping that Justice will prevail. Let's hope there is no political interference. **duck guys** - flying pigs!!!

  • damonsb - 2012-04-12 11:52

    why do they always say ANC Youth League president Julius Malema...cant they just say Julius Malema.YOUR FIRED...kla

      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:00

      bring Donald Trump in....

  • Rose - 2012-04-12 11:55


      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:01

      We love the country, and are prepared to speak up and act against the destructive forces and actions that are tking SA down.

      Deon - 2012-04-12 12:27

      He is just bad for the whole country. Everything that Mandela did to bring us together has he demolished.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 13:05

      You are right Tshillo - Under Julias the entire country will be negatively affected. Without a strong economy - there can be no upliftment. Julius likes to push ideas of instant wealth to those who have no understanding of economics. Trouble is - it is completely unsustainable. The ONLY way forward is to educate our people, and to instill a mindset of hard work in all, otherwise we will be just yet another African basketcase. So yeah - when you see corrupt people with hidden agenda's fooling uneducated people, you need to fear!!! Big time!!! But for me - I think Juju has had his day. He is a polecat now to most of the influential people that supported him. And trust me - he is not the only person that can manipulate supporters .... in SA it's very easy to do, and the ANC will fight back with their own rhetoric. And I think SARS is still going to put him away ..... Anyway - my thoughts are that we (the citizens) all deserve better than Julius, and better than what we have now.

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-12 12:01

    Malema appeals gets underway, so what?? We are not interested period.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:09

      Time to adjourn for a KFC lunch soon...

  • Morama - 2012-04-12 12:04

    The case would be postponed....!!!!!

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-04-12 12:13

    is very amasing how people will say they not interested in hearing about Julius Malema but they the first ones to read and comment about every story with his name on the headline........

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 12:22

      no it's not 'amasing'. There's nothing amazing about the mess they call the ANCYL

  • mholthuysen - 2012-04-12 12:16

    The appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal of the appeal... and to follow another appeal with another appeal... bwahahahaha now it is also the African National Comedians - never a dull moment in Luthuli House; and is anyone surprised why we do not take the anc serious anymore????

  • Deon - 2012-04-12 12:23

    Who cares?

  • faithful.sewela - 2012-04-12 12:47

    I blame the leadership of ANC they should have dealed wth this matter whn jullius malema was disrespecting 4mer presidant mbeki. They did not evn bother 2 show him the right way to b responsble leader?.Wht must b done now is to guid him not to expel him from the organisation that could lead de party in two divisions.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 13:20

      yah - that's called SA politics! Julius was useful to Pres. Zuma to get rid of Thabo. Julius would 'die' for Zuma. Now Thabo and Julius are best friends, and Zuma is trying to become the puppetmaster again nd crucuify the unruly youth president that started puling the strings himself.. Never a dull moment..... while the country flounders and declines...

  • Lance - 2012-04-12 13:15

    im white guy i love malema his so rich i wish i was him his so clever

      Ron - 2012-04-12 14:20

      Sure you a white guy, you can't even write in english. Er!Sounds like you may be him.

  • rtrecia - 2012-04-12 13:21

    poor man.i feel sorry for him

  • Freek - 2012-04-12 15:19

    hope he pay his own leagal fees and not the tax payers

  • phore.joseph - 2012-04-12 18:36

    The best way is to forgive him, hi has save many SA..hi do have some rich ideas like nationalition of mines..please we still need him,

  • phore.joseph - 2012-04-12 18:48

    The best way is to forgive him, hi has save many SA..hi do have some rich ideas like nationalition of mines..please we still need him,

  • phore.joseph - 2012-04-12 18:50

    The best way is to forgive him, hi has save many SA..hi do have some rich ideas like nationalition of mines..please we still need him,

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