Malema appeal to get under way

2012-01-23 07:26

Johannesburg - Oral arguments will be presented on Monday in embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's appeal against his five year suspension from the ANC.

Malema's lawyers submitted heads of argument to the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeals last week.

Advocate Patrick Mtshaulana said these detailed why Malema's five-year suspension should be overturned.

Malema and other senior ANCYL leaders were suspended after being found guilty of sowing division within the ANC and of bringing the party into disrepute.

This was a result of comments made on bringing about regime change in Botswana.

Arguments in mitigation of sentence

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

Mtshaulana said they would try to convince ANC appeals committee chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa that they were not given a chance to argue in mitigation of their sentences.

They would also argue that disciplinary committee members, including chairperson Derek Hanekom and Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, should have recused themselves.

This was because they had previously publicly disagreed with the ANCYL's positions on land reform and the nationalisation of mines.

They would further submit that the verdict and sanctions relied on an outdated section of the ANCYL constitution.

Should they lose, Malema and his executive could refer the matter to the ANC's national executive committee, they could seek to have the elective conference in Mangaung review the suspensions, or could head to the courts

  • Herman - 2012-01-23 07:32

    What a farce......the anc is so screwed up they have no clue how to handle this situation...all they know is how to steal. Idiots!

      methedex - 2012-01-23 07:36

      malema is the biggest problem in this country... Then it's the ANC second...

      Newsreader - 2012-01-23 08:12

      YAAAAAAWWWWN!! I wonder whats for dinner?

      Gregg - 2012-01-23 08:35

      Malema steaks - very tough to swallow though lol

      Sean - 2012-01-23 08:48

      So this sh@t will be dragged on and on ! Just get rid of the criminal !!

      RSole - 2012-01-23 09:02

      The circus must be back in town.

      nasheenar - 2012-01-23 11:50

      Dont forget to throw parties worth millions and fly around at the tax payers expense

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-23 07:37

    Just suspend him already. All this time wasting - haven't the ruling party got more important things to do?

      Archie - 2012-01-23 08:35

      As we can see the ruling party is not connected to the real world.They have their own Jerry Springer show,taxpayers money and ministers time are wasted showboating a hearing that should not even be taking place.YL went into KZN fired some of the yl kzn in a couple of hours why cant big brother do same,Spineless?

      Jean-Louis - 2012-01-23 12:27

      Oooh yes, but it is not important !

  • Steven - 2012-01-23 07:40


      procold2 - 2012-01-23 08:28

      or clean the toilets with his tonge.

      Jean-Louis - 2012-01-23 12:28

      No thanks !

  • Larry - 2012-01-23 07:47

    This guy is like a Vampire, in more ways than one. He needs a stake in the Heart, to keep him down.

  • Mike - 2012-01-23 07:54

    Malemmer, as a concerned citizen of SA, please take the following advice! As ol zoomer for your money back and a presidential pardon! Problem solved!!

  • Brendon Alberts - 2012-01-23 07:58

    Agh juju diLEMA you are like that floater when visiting guests, an embarrassment that won't go away. Flush, flush, please flush away!!! Flush dammit!

  • Thandi - 2012-01-23 07:59

    So today we have yet another gathering of the clowns at Loot-freely house. What are the odds that fatboy will walk free - the ANCorruption needs someone who can unravel the mess in Limpopo. Anarchy Nepotism Corruption.

      Thandi - 2012-01-23 08:05

      Or perhaps they need someone to bury all the evidence in Limpopo, before some of the brown sttuff sticks to showerhead and his cronies.

  • Jake - 2012-01-23 08:00

    Malema is the image of the African Predicament: How to sit on your bum all day and be wealthy. If he can do it, then the voting majority can. THATS why they love him.

  • Eduard - 2012-01-23 08:04

    Stealing they (ANC) do well...another things is interfering with something that is working. They cannot start a thing. Our sports were fine, then they interfered, now look at how poorly our sports are doing, education the same, military the same, health care also...should I carry on? BBE is a racist process….you discriminate…and the more it is proven, the more the racist card is being played. This Malema clown, is stirring and fools might follow this clown, but there might be trouble for all of SA in the future

  • tsholon1 - 2012-01-23 08:16

    It is a pity that the ANC has to start all over again with Malema's case. He has not shown any remorse for his action and has continued showing disrespect to the ANC leadership. He cannot shut his mouth and spit only poison to the nation. He is not an investment to South Africa.

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-01-23 09:02

      Yes, and we should prompt him to be even more disrespectfull of his seniors, much, much more. This should continue till he has enough rope to hang himself. He is to stupid to realise why his support has suddenly grown and will definitely think he is doing good!

  • Archie - 2012-01-23 08:22

    This was a future leader in the ANC,but as we can see they run a CLOWN FACTORY.The youth league is all about money and power nothing to do with future leaders of substance.Limpoopoo is in the poo knee deep,what are you teaching the youth to do,steal?The sooner ANC alliance is history the better for all.Every time mismanagement and corruption are found the major role players just get moved elsewhere for awhile till things cool off.

  • Michele - 2012-01-23 08:22

    Were this a court of law they may have a point, but it's not ! All that needs to be proved is that he was in contravention of the ANC's constitution and that is that. Remember that if you join the party then you promise to stick to it's rules. BYE BYE JUJU, I am not going to miss you !!

      Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-01-23 09:03

      You are clearly far from being a lawyer. Being emotional like are doesn't help. Whether you like malema or not, he is entitled to exhaust all remedies and that's what he's doing. Face it and grow up because it won't be over tomorrow.

      Michele - 2012-01-23 12:00

      Nyiko you don't need to be a lawyer to defend yourself at an internal hearing, the only reason he got lawyers involved is because he realised the severity of his situation. Whether you support the bloke or not is your business but the rules remain the same everybody.

  • Lesley - 2012-01-23 08:52

    Malema is part of the reason that Limpopo is in trouble.

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-01-23 08:55

    As a process this is very far from over. Given that he can appeal to the elective conference in mangaung later this year, which months away. And if he loses he can apply to court for relief, this will drag on for longer. Putting on my legal hat, that part won't be over in another year. I think it just shows what due process is, which is a good thing overall. I'm not for malema, but it means he's in our faces for quiet a while...

  • Mary - 2012-01-23 09:05

    "What miserable drones and traitors have I nourished and brought up in my household, who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric?" King Henry II, lamenting on Becket, or, in the more popular version: “Will no one rid me of this bothersome priest”

  • Maitseo - 2012-01-23 09:26

    this, i would love to see. we all knew the 5 year suspension wasnt really gonna be 5 years

  • ben.nel2 - 2012-01-23 10:05

    Nei djou honour, hy is nie appeal nie, hy is 'n P03Z

  • thapelo.mafu - 2012-01-23 10:40

    As much as the ANC is srcewing up...DA will never get my vote. ANC problems will be solved internally...Y'all can shut up

      ben.nel2 - 2012-01-23 11:04

      Please enlighten us on how this will be done?

      Mtizozo - 2012-01-23 12:25

      Thapelo, there is no other party that can help and hill the people of this contry beside the ANC,,

      Jean-Louis - 2012-01-23 12:31

      so you condone corruption ? you must have your finger in the pie ! If you don't have service delivery YOU should shut up !

  • Santapola - 2012-01-23 11:30

    My President, my future.......

  • Mtizozo - 2012-01-23 12:04

    I am not a Malemas Fan, but I don’t hate him. His vocalist doesn’t make him enemy to me. He somehow needed, as long as he shows some respect and discipline.

      Carlo Hayes - 2012-01-23 13:06

      Respect and discipline does not exist in his world!!

  • Winifred - 2012-01-23 12:20

    They will take 5 yrs to sort this out,by then the 5 yr suspension is over. Remember, what they said that they do not throw comrades into the dustbin.....they just promote them. Why I want to know do there have to be 2 youth leagues. ANCYL and YCL just a waste of taxpayers money as neither of these are serving any purpose.

  • Thetha - 2012-01-23 13:23

    I can be happy is the previous rulling cannot be changed,so that ANC can be united again. Dukashe T.C

  • richardzuma - 2012-01-31 12:46

    hope that will work guys,,,we need to be 100% behind our leaders,,,,,,,,N,E,C

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