Malema appeal hearings set to take place

2012-04-12 07:27

Johannesburg - The appeal hearings of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and his spokesperson Floyd Shivambu are expected to be held on Thursday.

These will take place at the party's Luthuli House headquarters in Johannesburg, ANC national disciplinary committee of appeals chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said in a statement on April 3.

In November 2011, the disciplinary committee announced that Malema had been expelled from the ANC for five years for sowing division in the party, and for bringing it into disrepute. He had unfavourably compared the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to that of his predecessor Thabo Mbeki, and made remarks about bringing about regime change in Botswana.

He remains African National Congress Youth League president until all options to overturn his expulsion have been exhausted.

Shivambu was also found guilty of sowing division and for 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.

Should Malema's appeal fail, he can ask the ANC's national executive committee to review the matter. Should this also fail, he could attempt to raise it on the floor of the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in December.

Last month, Malema said he would seek redress in the courts if his expulsion was upheld.

On April 4, Malema's ANC membership was suspended with immediate effect after he called President Jacob Zuma a dictator and said he was suppressing the league. He now faces disciplinary proceedings in this matter.

  • Mohlomphehi Thabo - 2012-04-12 07:33

    no more coming back for my beloved comrade Malema...

      Sboniswa - 2012-04-12 08:13

      putting a final nail on Juju's coffin, thank goodness!

      eradingoana - 2012-04-12 08:48

      Hei my brother in ANC anything is possible. The whole process can just be thrown away without reason and we will see the Limpopo young man insulting even those who brought him back

      Sharon - 2012-04-12 08:55

      I want a bumper sticker with this Corrupticians & Banksters BELONG IN JAIL

      Alan - 2012-04-12 10:09

      @Paul - more likely to eat the profits @kfc.

      Sean - 2012-04-12 10:50

      Before they put the final nail in Malema`s coffin , they must fill it with cement asswell

  • Ben - 2012-04-12 07:35

    And will go on and on.

      Janice - 2012-04-12 07:49

      Let the "fun and games" go on and on and on and.............

      Alan - 2012-04-12 10:11

      YEAH - but without "tender' money coming in, this must be costing the Mini-Showerheads a fortune that they can no longer afford.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-12 07:37


      Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-12 07:50

      Wishful thinking, but I agree

      Lyndatjie - 2012-04-12 08:10

      Frenchie - I want what you are smoking!

  • Neels - 2012-04-12 07:38

    D- day for bigmouth Malema and his tjotsies

  • Jean - 2012-04-12 07:41

    Eish, again, Ma(lemar) in the news???? dnt we have other issues to be informed of pertaining the development of our communities, am getting really sick, am sick already!!!

  • Azmeena - 2012-04-12 07:43

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm. And the circus continues. Plenty of loopholes for Malema to use. Just fire him and get it over with already.

  • Ally Rhandzeka - 2012-04-12 07:45

    come rain of thurdr th big mouth is gone...gud redance u bustrd

      Peter - 2012-04-12 08:12


  • Jabu - 2012-04-12 07:46

    \ The problem is this country is Thabo Mbeki\

      Janice - 2012-04-12 07:50

      NO, its the whole bloody lot!!!!!!

      Steve - 2012-04-12 07:57

      No Jabu. It's the cANCer that is eroding this country!

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-12 07:47

    Give him another chance! He can't help it if he's slow.

  • Xavier7034 - 2012-04-12 07:53

    I am sure we all wish that they would get on with SERVING OUR COUNTRY, for which they have elected, instead of serving their own selfish self interest and self enrichment.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-12 12:22

      Xavier, you need brains to serve a country and an unblemished life. Where is it in this lot?.

  • Pule - 2012-04-12 07:57

    North west,Northen cape,Free state,Kwa-zulu natal and Eastern Cape ANCYL is still favouring Malema,I'm talking about Registered Anc members not third party.Wait and see.Zuma will go Malema will remain victorious,just wait and see.

      Ben - 2012-04-12 08:04

      How will it help him if Zuma goes. It will not make a good leader of Malema. Only a miracle will do that and they dont happen any more.

      Sboniswa - 2012-04-12 08:21

      you fool brainwashed by the fallen easter bunny - its over now & stop telling us (lies) nonsense, we are not even interested in your pathetic information

      Pule - 2012-04-12 08:33

      Sboniswa,patience is a virtue.Wait until Mangaung phiri ke wena.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-12 12:35

      Lerato,you ask people not to talk about educational qualifications and then you start on the same subject. What's your point?.

  • lucky.maduwa - 2012-04-12 07:58

    stop wasting my tym,drop al this crap,and reinstate malema to his position ASAP

      Pule - 2012-04-12 08:10

      Paul,What's your problem?

      altusvanzyl - 2012-04-12 08:11

      Eeeeh lucky. You weren't so lucky regarding education LOL. Stop wasting YOUR time commenting.

      lucky.maduwa - 2012-04-12 09:16

      @paul and your wife vanzyl stop talking crap,u hate malema so what,deal with it,malema he is the man unlike yall. chill boys

      Lerato - 2012-04-12 10:10

      @Paul, in as much as I have got issues with Malema I hate hypocrites like you, please let’s not talk about education qualifications. Ok since you started it can you please tell us the academic qualification of your past and present Mayors, im talking about Plato and De Lille, can you please advise the panel their qualifications. Do you know that academically Malema is better than these two, so please leave academic achievements in this matter. Thank you !!!!

      Dieter - 2012-04-12 10:22

      @lucky! Your a Idiot! -Informal. (an utterly foolish or senseless person.) -Psychology. (a person of the lowest order in a former and discarded classification of mental retardation, having a mental age of less than three years old and an intelligence quotient under 25.)

  • winston.mullany - 2012-04-12 07:59

    ZZZZZZZZzzzzzz......humph....what? Fatboy looking for a treadmill? Okay, nothing interesting then....zzzzzzz....fart...zzzzz

      Mark - 2012-04-12 08:16

      @winston, you are not with your 3 year-old friends mate. Matured people are commenting on this site, not babies. So go and do that at creche. ZZZZZZ my unwashed feet

      winston.mullany - 2012-04-12 08:49

      Mark, don't know if you are mature since Fatboy isn't. And I wouldn't want to touch your feet either!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-12 08:02

    This should have been done and dusted ages ago.....if Malema gets a thumb down today...I just hope there will not be another chance of an appeal.

  • Herman - 2012-04-12 08:05

    Fight them malema, the more you sow devision, the weaker the incompetent and corrupt anc criminals become, sa boy, vat hom!

  • Mark - 2012-04-12 08:11

    We already know that the decision will be upheld.

  • Herman - 2012-04-12 08:13

    Suspension nr 452381 for malema! The only difference between the anc and a circus is the anc has got more clowns!!!

  • Francois - 2012-04-12 08:16

    ship of fools, what a circus!and the future of our country is in their hands!!!!!!!???????

  • Neels - 2012-04-12 08:25

    D-day for fat boy Malema and his tjotsies

  • Scouter - 2012-04-12 08:25

    I must have misunderstood something but I thought young Julius was no longer President of the ANCYL - at least according to the last ANC edict reported on in these august pages.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-04-12 08:30

    Zuma might get his birthday wish come true after all lol

  • Morama - 2012-04-12 08:32

    They would fire and reinstate him in Mangaung!!! ANC top bras has never been interested in Zooormer.He was interim somebody to take off Thabo Mbeki.They now not sure of who to lead organisation.

  • Leo - 2012-04-12 08:32

    These appeal hearings are just a total waste of time, Ramaphosa is influenced by Birthday boy not listen to anything The YL says..thats how low some "leaders" will go to secure a second term...anyway, we are unshaken, Mangaung will liberate us.

  • dvanderwalt - 2012-04-12 08:33

    Guess they specially waited to give Pres. Zuma a birthday present. Goodbye Dilema.

  • sibabalwes - 2012-04-12 08:34

    i will be waitng kemna

  • makhoanatebogo - 2012-04-12 08:34

    i dnt c why malema is treated in such a manner, his fighting for something which our leaders are ignoring so they shutting him down as power mongas, malema and shivambu are pushing the PAC principles since ancyl was formed by the late PAC member MANGALISO SOBUKWE

      thabani.alfred - 2012-04-12 10:55

      Yes i agree wth u and what he ws fighting for,bt i dnt agree wth da way he conducts himself as a leader..he must fight bt respect da constitution of our movement and be diciplined...he doesnt dserve anything lesser than bieng expelled.

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2012-04-12 08:48

    What is going to happen with Malema supporters if today is the end of Malema membership in ANC form party or seat down said sorry Zuma we are your children see at the end of the day goodluck guys nice day for Zuma birthday and Norman Ntlekoana enjoy

  • phumlanii - 2012-04-12 08:53

    Malema will always be the integral part of the ANC. All these endless options he has, surely shows that he's going nowhere.

  • Scouter - 2012-04-12 08:57

    I reckon that young Julius is quite likely to take off to a foreign land and set himself up as a self styled 'exiled martyr'.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-04-12 08:58

    and it just so happens to be President Zuma's birthday , the NDC wouldn't want to upset the prez on his bezday now or would they

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-12 09:14

    Somebody asked President Zuma.... "What do you want as a gift for your 70th Birthday" Zuma answered.."I want Julius to be finished ..TODAY.... ..BEST PRESENT EVA"

  • creselda.noral - 2012-04-12 09:17

    i personally find this very useless!!! juju is suppose to be "expelled" but is still ancyl president then wat is he expelled from!!! n as for zuma im speechless!!! wen las did he eva campaign especially in my province... but gets to fly on private jets to overseas to do wat again?? i neva eva voted n will neva!!! THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END>>>our own ppl r fyting each other!!! n the whole lot of them in these parties need to grow up!!!

  • Lufuno - 2012-04-12 09:19

    He is probably going to appeal, appeal and appeal.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 10:12

      and pay pay pay

  • ramasala.justo - 2012-04-12 09:27

    If Malema wins the appeal, Zuma 's birthday will be spoiled.And if Malema looses Zuma will always like to stay 70yrs.

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-04-12 09:36

    a lot of people are going to be dissapointed only because of overseeing facts.

  • amos.magezi - 2012-04-12 09:44

    As comrades we must forgive each other. Former d.pres of ANC never said anything when Malema said that they will kill 4 Zuma. Let's try 2 B fair. Let's give others a chance 2 govern this Country. There's many people who fought 4 this freedom so 5yrs is enough. Happy birthday mr president.

      thabani.alfred - 2012-04-12 10:49

      What to forgive kumalema coz we all see that he is not sorry but still arogant n ii-dsciplined as always!!

  • mmangaliso - 2012-04-12 09:44

    pointless he is fired simple english melema must just learn to COPE. He is no long part of the CONgress of the people

  • Lerato - 2012-04-12 09:58

    In as much as people including myself got issues with Malema, to think he is finished its just folly! Its just like raising our hopes saying our stupid neighbour Uncle Bob is dying only to see him the next day bouncing off his plane. Malema is not finished, what he stands for is big, Forbes didn't make a mistake putting him in the Top 10 most influential men! This guy is not as stupid as we are made to believe

      Alan - 2012-04-12 10:16

      Trouble is that what he really stands for is power and self enrichment. Sadly, the ANC have failed miserably to educate and give our youth a chance - so they fall easy prey to Juju's lip service. But for absolutely sure - he does not give any more of a damn about the citizens of SA than the current bunch do.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 10:22

      another thing - SARS and the HAWKS are on his case, and if justice prevails - Juju my have far bigger problems coming (from behind) than his political career. And if justice does not prevail - this is still a massive setback for Malema as the incoming funds into the YL have to be seriously curbed now. No tenders - no kickbacks. Nah - I believe - you live by the sword.. you die by it, and I think that Juju's time has come.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-12 12:42

      I wish Malema and the ANCYL will get involved with the fight to save the Rhinos. The whole country will see them in a different light and they may even get more done than that useless lot is doing now.

  • wisani.mathonsi1 - 2012-04-12 10:33

    We know the outcome wont favour Juju, not that his wrong, but the anc is scared to re3verse the flawed processes, but no matter what the outcome, Malema ungo wethu!!!

      thabani.alfred - 2012-04-12 10:47

      N m glad we all know that he is going..uwuqhekezile umbutho wethu lomjita n hez ill dscipline n arogant,thy realise too late!!akahambe..sorani balendile bakhe!

  • thabani.alfred - 2012-04-12 11:01

    I suported nationalisation and economic freedom but not at the expence of our movement.Yes i agree wth what malema ws fighting for,bt i dnt agree wth da way he conducts himself as a leader..he must fight bt respect da constitution of our movement,our leaders and be diciplined...he doesnt dserve anything lesser than bieng expelled.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 11:55

      Agree with you regarding his behaviour. But please tell me (serious question), what do you see as Economic Freedom? The bottom line to me is Eduction (which should be a Govt. priority) so that citizens can be productive in the economy. This should have been given the highest priority from day 1. The fact is that our workers are not productive and not competetive., and until that happens we hve no chance of upliftment. There is just a culture of wanting handouts, but that is obviously not sustainable. The Govt. should be doing everything in it's power to help businessed to succeed, instead of applying heavy taxation and restrictive labour legislation which is having a seriously counter-productive effect. I would be interested in your views, as you seem to make intelligent remarks from a different point of view.

      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:04

      Spelling corections : Education... and businesses...

      Alan - 2012-04-12 12:05

      flip .. and corrections!

  • Carry - 2012-04-12 12:00

    GO AWAY ALREADY JUJU !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-12 12:19

    If any one can make sense out of this farce, be my guest. I have given up. This type of circus is not for me.

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