Malema asks to stay in ANC

2012-03-04 14:32

Johannesburg - Julius Malema has asked to stay on as a member of the ruling African National Congress despite being expelled from the party earlier this week, a South African newspaper reported on Sunday.

Speaking at a gathering of the ANC's women's wing on his 31st birthday on Saturday, Malema said he would not challenge the ANC in court over his expulsion for bringing the party into disrepute, even though he believed he had done nothing wrong.

Instead, he has asked the ANC's disciplinary council to allow him keep his party membership even if stripped of the presidency of its Youth League.

"If we made a mistake, discipline us. Don't throw us in the dustbin," the South Africa's Sunday Times quoted him as saying.

Expelled from the party on Wednesday, Malema was given 14 days to appeal the ruling. An appeal would have allowed him to stay in his position as party leader of the youth wing until the appeals process was exhausted.

Five-year suspension

The ANC handed him a five-year suspension in November after finding him guilty of violating ANC rules by causing rifts in the group and undermining its credibility with calls for the overthrow of the democratic government of neighbouring Botswana.

He was allowed to keep his party posts pending an appeal. However, the ANC rejected his appeal on Wednesday and increased his sentence on the grounds he was unrepentant.

Malema still has some support within the ANC, particularly in his home province of Limpopo and the women's wing, which welcomed him as "our son" and presented him with a big birthday cake with the ANC's black, green and gold colours.

The previous Youth League leader, Fikile Mbalula, now a government minister, called Malema's expulsion "tragic and unprecedented," urging Malema to appeal the ruling.

The youth league is meeting on Sunday to discuss a strategy for Malema and some of the League's leaders who were suspended from the party. They are due to hold a press briefing at 09:00 on Monday.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-03-04 14:41

    The puppy is starting to whimper...

      Johan - 2012-03-05 08:02

      The thick plottens...

      Jou - 2012-03-05 10:12

      The moment he gets kicked he cries. All cowards are the same.

      Bob - 2012-03-06 10:18

      I like the original idea, throw him in the dustbin.

  • Bennie - 2012-03-04 14:41

    The Tribe has Spoken !!!!!!!

  • Comrade - 2012-03-04 14:43


      Sean - 2012-03-05 13:27

      KInd of like an excert from Tom Sawyer - Please Sir, can I have some more?

  • MrWhite - 2012-03-04 14:44

    If only he'd given up breathing for Lent, if only.

  • Theo - 2012-03-04 14:46

    Please ...please ...please no more media coverage for this sad, pathetic, un-educated individual. What is wrong with this country !!!!

      Francois - 2012-03-04 15:06

      Theo, it is better to speak about it than to keep quiet. Its like the dogs of Animal Farm. Let is rather be in the open. Not that the ANC pays a lot of attention to this webpage, I can assure you, they read it.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-04 14:46

    Julius... away with you.

  • Clive - 2012-03-04 14:46

    What doesn't he understand about EXPELLED?

      guyt1 - 2012-03-04 14:54

      He is an idiot , always has been always will be . ANC are well rid of the nuisance

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-03-04 16:35

      Clive their is no such word in Pedi hehe

  • eserfontein - 2012-03-04 14:47

    If you try and try to fix something and it never shows any promise or sign of improvement, you throw it in a dustbin. That's a very rational thing to do. And we are all rational south africans.

  • Fussed - 2012-03-04 14:48

    Watch this fat little piece of @$*%$# kneeling in front of people who know the same as him, BEGGING to stay in the anc HA HA HA HA

      Tonde - 2012-03-05 21:31

      You are a fool Fussed, you dont know what you talking about, you must be white and you are scared of Cde Malema and you happy because you think Cde Malema is now out of the way. You are a settler and you will remain one you piece of @$*%$#.

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-04 14:53


  • Thulasizwe - 2012-03-04 14:56

    'If we made mistakes, discipline us don't throw us in the dustbin" said Malema...the guy is now coming to his senses but too little too late, I guess the advise his been getting all along was wrong !!!

      Michelle - 2012-03-05 10:36

      Don't think he is coming to his senses ~ he is just making the right noises to get back in and boy, when he does.... his wrath will be felt by all in the ANC who did not back him. The only thing the ANC can do that will have a good outcome is to say: 'NO, little boy, VOETSEK!

      Tonde - 2012-03-05 21:36

      Thulasizwe I feel sorry for you. How did you get to this position, here is one of your own who would like to see you leave Seweto where you stay with your mother, you mother fkr.

      Bob - 2012-03-06 10:27

      Tonde, I don't think Thulasizwe see's Malema as one of his own, I think he see's him as a disgrace to his people and to mankind, the most of us see Malema in the same light that Thula see's him, you Tonde are in the minority, you believe Malema is going to give you something for nothing, sorry for you it's not gonna happen, anything Malema gains is all for him, sorry to spoil your dream.

  • Cristina - 2012-03-04 14:58

    Is he joking or what????!!!

  • Garth - 2012-03-04 14:59

    Please, please, please useless, worthless anc, please do not kick malema out of your useless, worthless party - his brainless rantings are divisively `good' for your ineptocracy.

  • Irene - 2012-03-04 14:59

    SURVIVOR SA: The tribe has spoken ... voetsak!

      Sean - 2012-03-04 15:21


  • meredith.r.pollock - 2012-03-04 15:00

    Shows just how immature & stupid he is, why would anyone want to hang around where they are clearly not wanted.. I just wish the media would stop giving this clown so much attention, the less media coverage the sooner he will be forgotten..

  • Julie - 2012-03-04 15:00

    This piece of sh@t is getting far too much attention!

      Garth - 2012-03-04 15:46

      @moron - what were we expecting: someone with a brain.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 16:48

      @morama - what were you expecting: someone with a brain, polite, inspiring, non racist, someone thinner, someone who can get f in woodwork, someone who can help the poor, someone honest, hard working and most importantly, someone who is a youth

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-04 15:01

    Simple answer...NO!!! or else jacob the same drama that you dished up for mbeki could on its way for you...unless if he doesn't want presidential goodies anymore.

  • reine.marais - 2012-03-04 15:06

    Yawn... Really, News24, it is time to stop reporting on this has been. South Africa really does not need more bad publicity about this person. We would be much better received as a country without this person's rubbish, and we would be much better received as a country if the paparazzi stop warbling on about it.

  • Derk - 2012-03-04 15:09

    this guy is a thick as two bricks

      johan.opperman1 - 2012-03-04 15:18

      I think you're being a bit rude towards bricks.

      Kim - 2012-03-04 15:39

      Thick as pig S$$t

      william - 2012-03-04 16:07

      even one brick is to much!!!!!

      joe.makwela - 2012-03-05 12:27

      ohh! i can sense fear and hatred in you and i the way the you whites (oppressor) have been enriched and the establishment is now making five or 10 times more profit than you were during the time the economic embargo was on you.

      samuel.maleka - 2012-03-05 18:48

      @ joe..sure dude.. these whites must know that malema is here to stay

  • Morama - 2012-03-04 15:10

    ANC and MAlema is one and the same thing.He is not going anywawhere and would surely one day become President of South Africa....this is just to fool all!!!

      Balan - 2012-03-04 15:51

      Yooh, Morama I don't think having 500 supporters could make him become president and if he becomes president you will be walking backwards

      Morama - 2012-03-04 16:03

      @Balan,Having someone with Malema ideologies would take this country to success to rid the inequalit which scares most of the news24 commentators.For malema to be hated so much is due to the fact that he is talking about sharing everything equally which i believe is fair!!!

      sewsexy - 2012-03-04 16:11

      Dream on !! Gosh dude - where are your brains - ooohhh wait you are sitting on them !!!

      Morama - 2012-03-04 16:22

      @Sewsexy,that's where the problem lies with the majority here.When your reasoning capacity has reached it's maximum level,you then start swearing or name calling? Go do debates with Grade 8 for i believe this is too much for your tiny brainless head!!!

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 16:51

      mwaa haaa haaaaa... juju... (choke)... president.... mwaa haaa haaaa haaa haaaaaaaaa.... chortle... heeee heeeeee wooo ha haaaa haaaaaaaa... choke, choke.... ha haaa haaaaa haaaaaaaaa.... heee heee heeeeeeee.... sniff, choke..... ha mwa haaaa haaaaaa.... wooo hooo heee hee haaaaaaa.... president fat boy.... whaaa haaaa haaaaaaaa..... heee heeeeee..... gg woodwork malema..... bwaaa haaa haaaa ha haa.... chortle... ha haaaa haaaaaa haaaaaaa.....

  • johnnycranko - 2012-03-04 15:12

    You know, the fact that he said "if" I did something wrong, he still can't see his own fault? That he screwed up isn't the problem, we've all screwed up- but the fact that he won't acknowledge it as wrong is troubling. We need a tougher calibre of leader to fill his shoes, someone who's self aware and conscious of their own limitations

  • Andre - 2012-03-04 15:15

    I'm prepared to take a bet that the ANC big wigs will accommodate him because they are afraid of Malema.

      Morama - 2012-03-04 15:23

      It's not a matter of being afraid of Malema because he speaks their minds which they are scared to!!!

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-03-04 15:16

    take it as a man and find another job you sad sap!! no one likes you! no one EVER liked you! NO ONE HAS ANY USE FOR YOU ANYMORE! YOU AN OLD GLOVE!! YESTERDAYS NEWSPAPER! VOETSAK! >:(

      Morama - 2012-03-04 15:25

      No you are wrong and would you please exclude the makority of the youth in your statement as the whole of South Africa knows can say the majority of News24.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 17:00

      @moronama - i have 37 black staff. They printed a picture of fat boy and stuck it up in the portable toilet on the construction site with the writting underneath "Please flush" Yup, the majority luvs him....

      nthabiseng.priklopil - 2012-03-04 21:11

      @barabus2012, are you referring to dagga 'boys'. They did that to please you so that they can retain their jobs. I bet you've never sat with them to share drinks after work and will never know what they say about you behind your back.

  • Evan - 2012-03-04 15:19

    After all that has taken place (at the taxpayers expense no-doubt), to allow him back as a member would surely be one of the biggest "slight of hand tricks" yet pulled. the mind truly boggles, one minute he and his buddies are threatening war against the ANC and the next he wants back in. Way to erratic, all judgements against him should be final. If anything he has heaped a lot of negativity on the ruling part and has soiled the ANC name, how can he honestly think that he can be allowed back?

  • Jan - 2012-03-04 15:20

    How can the ANC refuse such an honest request and display of loyalty? Come on ANC he is one of the sons you have raised, it is not proper to expel a child from the house he was raised. That would be cruel.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-04 16:21

      Jan, do have a hidden motive here? mean if he should stay it will further divide the ANC..well yes maybe.

  • malcolm - 2012-03-04 15:23

    I wish he would open his own party and with a bit of luck, get 5% of the total votes in the 2014 elections. These votes would be taken away from the ANC. The DA is likely to increase its strength by about 10% of the total votes. This effectively leaves the ANC severely weakened. Now please can everybody reading this, come up with a suitable name for this new party. I want to call it the BBS. Banana & Beret society.

  • Adrian - 2012-03-04 15:25

    He's becoming like one of those annoying flies that buss around your head and no matter how hard you try to swat it, it manages to escape the fly swatter. Time to bring out the "DOOM"!!!!!

      samuel.maleka - 2012-03-05 18:59

      lol that will only happen in your dreams. ANC is going to accept him back, i just feel sorry for all those who are commenting against him here

  • Piet - 2012-03-04 15:29

    Like a small parasite who refuse to let go of the bigger parasite that hosts it.

      Garth - 2012-03-04 15:50

      Hopefully it completes its function. Most parasites are designed to kill their host as a form of population control. Maybe this bacteria will kill off the anc tick before it sucks SA dry.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-04 16:23

      Very good ..Garth..I like it

  • Morama - 2012-03-04 15:31

    I am just waiting the day when ANC announces that Malema is reinstated. I wonder the majority of this site(Malema haters) would say. And we all surely that he would be reinstated taking into consideration the chances of appeals he still have and the support from the nec and the majority of South African ministers of course except for Zuma and Blade Nzimande.

      Balan - 2012-03-04 15:59

      Hey Morama, what you want more drama

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-04 18:14

      Morama.. you are like a broken record....repeat..repeat. I see you never replied to Barabus2012, when he very clearly pointed out the truth that you will not be given a house,car and shares in a mine...even though you stick up for are still going to have to work hard to get those things...Malema is not in the habit of handing out freebeez..only T-shirts when he uses you to wear it so when the TV cameras film his face on that shirt that you're wearing...his ego grows.

  • Final.Punishment - 2012-03-04 15:36

    This is where the real issue begins, who cares about the ANCYL leadership? Malema's ANC days are not over, only his youth...

  • Bra - 2012-03-04 15:40

    malema is our son.he is not going anywhere

      Kim - 2012-03-04 15:46

      We know that, he is joining the DA

      Morama - 2012-03-04 15:54

      @Bra,there's no arguement about that....Malema might not retain his ANCYL presidency but he would land a post in central government.Thank's for positive thinking!!!

      Morama - 2012-03-04 16:04

      @Kim,your comment is not worth responding to. "Yawn".

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 17:08

      @bra - you look 16. How did he become your son? @garth - positively pricless!!!

      braamc - 2012-03-04 20:56

      He is going to jail, Bra, my bro

  • Sechaba - 2012-03-04 15:48

    Who ever was disciplining comrade Malema reads too much rubbish from this site. This site is full of racists who don't give a damn about a black persom

      Kim - 2012-03-04 15:51

      RACE CARD !!

      Nonku Butelezi - 2012-03-04 15:56

      The biggest racist is Malema, you even supporting him says a lot about you.

      march54 - 2012-03-04 16:01

      Speak for yourself - racist! Get over the black/white issue.

      Morama - 2012-03-04 16:08

      @Sechaba,can we stop mentioning race because we all know that south africa is far from being united because of the denialist from both sides but the racist does know's itself. A matter of fact is that Dr Julias Sello Malema is here to stay,you don't like him please just get a way of dealing with the hatred you have towards your future president!!!

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 17:09

      ooooo... still the chip on the shoulder hey sechaba?? get over it

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 17:10

      Doctor malema - mwaa haaa haaaaa... juju... (choke)... doctor.... mwaa haaa haaaa haaa haaaaaaaaa.... chortle... heeee heeeeee wooo ha haaaa haaaaaaaa... choke, choke.... ha haaa haaaaa haaaaaaaaa.... heee heee heeeeeeee.... sniff, choke..... ha mwa haaaa haaaaaa.... wooo hooo heee hee haaaaaaa.... doctor fat boy.... whaaa haaaa haaaaaaaa..... heee heeeeee..... gg woodwork malema..... bwaaa haaa haaaa ha haa.... chortle... ha haaaa haaaaaa haaaaaaa.....

      Francois - 2012-03-04 17:52

      Sechaba, firstly this is a public forum. The irony is that you are commenting on it, thus you must in your own words be a racist. With the obvious being said, I dont think that Manuel, Ramaphosa, Shabangu, Hanekom and kie are racist and reads too much on this site - it is actually a bit not pro ANC. However, if you state an alleged untrue fact on a public forum like this, you may be up for libel, thus a friendly warning: Watch what you say, even oom Kriel gets it. Then disregarding your feeling about people on this site, I can tell you it is evident that we give a damn about our spelling. Get with the programme or go and ask our education tax back along with Kolobe.

      Mc - 2012-03-04 19:09


      Mbongeni Xulu Armstrong - 2012-03-05 03:12

      I'm not a Malema fan at all bt I salute the guy for saying sumthing that is in most black Peoples minds but can't voice it out.I have read Mano-lee's comment here nd it pissed me off that we (black ppl) should go back to whr we came from which he/she said its Zimbabwe, black pple were the ones oppressed nd suffered during apartheid nd its them that came down again nd wanted peace that we live together in Harmony. No white person ever apologized for how they treated black ppl.Mano-lee u r a Racist more than Malema

      samuel.maleka - 2012-03-05 18:56

      you are right sechaba,, this site is full of white racists. and this is completely intolerable, your time has passed guys, we are all creatures of God, black or white

  • Roland - 2012-03-04 15:52

    Erm dude u been Expelled as a member of the ANC so...what's your question?

  • Matanje - 2012-03-04 15:55

    People on this site are mostly grave-diggers huh? Or are they the excretory byproducts of grave-diggers more immersed in the writing of epitaphs? Guess what? THERE IS NOBODY RIGHT NOW WHO HAS A NEED MORE THAN JACOB ZUMA'S FOR MALEMA TO POLITICALLY SURVIVE! For, I tell you now, without Julius Sello Malema ("sello", by the way, means 'The Cry of The 'Black' Man For His Land"), your overly-loved Jacob Zuma won't even reach December 2012 for Mangaung! Please watch this space before you waste your champagne as a political imbecile!

  • Sam - 2012-03-04 15:55

    there are so many mickey mouse political parties around, first DA with Hellen Zille and Lindiwe , can you try them

      Morama - 2012-03-04 16:10

      @ Sam lol!!! The mentioned parties are really mickey mouse but Julias Malema is not the type to play such stupid games my man.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 17:14

      For once i agree with you morama, he's too stupid to play anything, including woodwork

      Tom - 2012-03-04 17:38

      Strange that the micky mouse party that you mention in your comment has a clean record of working for its people on local government level. Lindiwe is a well spoken lady, that is the reason she is not liked. Most comrades dont understand her as it above their intelect.

      Marius - 2012-03-04 20:56

      Strange that the DA took the Malema stronghold...

      Tom - 2012-03-05 16:07

      Makashule Gana , DAYouth Leader 1 March 2012 We urge all involved to respect the internal processes of the ruling party so that South Africa can now move beyond the period of sensationalist, bully politics that characterised Julius Malema’s tenure and turn its attention to the many substantive issues facing the youth. These issues range from a massive youth unemployment rate to a lack of access to tertiary education and a generation of primary school learners who are scarcely numerate or literate. Julius Malema was a polarising force in South Africa and the DA Youth will now ensure that the focus is on building a united, non-racial, open opportunity future.How does this statement embrace Malema?

  • Craig - 2012-03-04 15:57

    Even though i am not a supporter of the ANC i do believe this has been a breakthrough for the party. They have some intelligence in their ranks and these are the people that need to come through the ranks. We need business minded people running this country and not idiots that only understand the dynamics of obtaining votes. Malema is simply an idiot and that has led to his fall. I hope is is investigated by SARS and the hawks.

  • Morne - 2012-03-04 15:59

    JM you are going to jail boet and the ANC knows this, they dont want you back.

      Morama - 2012-03-04 16:14

      Please keep that utterance to yourself because ANC is the home of Malema and you must learn how to speak for yourself not ANC. Or you can speak for this other mickey mouse political parties like DA where everyone especially on this site believes are standing for!!!

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-04 17:15

      @morama - i'm an anc voter and i can speak... "WE DONT WANT HIM BACK!!!"

  • Tanie - 2012-03-04 16:02

    Kim and Francois again, this is not a dating site

      Tanie - 2012-03-04 17:59

      louis. ke africanner e e bokete e o, a o mme kgotsa o rre? A o ke oitlhalose tlhe, ke tle ke kale dithajana tsa gago ke utlwe bokete ba tsona.

      Francois - 2012-03-04 18:04

      OOM KRIEL, please go and have a look at my Facebook profile and see whether you see Kim there. You can also appoint any person that you want to to come and do a search of my telephone, email account (both private or at work) and see if there has been any contact between Kim and I apart from what you have read here. Now if what you have read here gives you the idea that it is used as a dating site, then you must definitely not buy FHM. Thus let us cut through the chase: Do you want to send you person to check the communication methods stated above? If not, please stop making public statements that may be understood as defamatory especially when they are lies and at least have the guts to show your face and a place where you can be contacted.

      Francois - 2012-03-04 18:09

      Also, if you are so anxious about it, why did you not put it up right under Kim's first comment? You have time until tomorrow 9h00 to show up. Then the offer is over.

      Francois - 2012-03-05 08:43

      20 min oom Kriel- tick tock, tick tock.

  • william - 2012-03-04 16:04

    So his the A.N.C's womans league's son!!!!SO LET HIM JOIN THEM FOR F### SAKE SO WE DONT HAVE TO HEAR FROM THIS FAT PRICK ANYMORE!!!!!!!!

  • sbriedenhann - 2012-03-04 16:05

    The problem is, he doesn't believe he's done anything wrong...

  • Cracker - 2012-03-04 16:13

    Maybe Malema is starting to realize that he does not have all the support everyone made him believe he had. He is a child in a 31 year old body. Sympathy by the local ANCWL and the Mama of the Nation will not help him. People don't support you because you have the sympathy of the elder women. Deep down they despise you for your weakness. Nobody within the ANC with long term political aspirations will want to see Malema in a position one day where he can have a say over their political futures and positions. They know by now that he is a childish misfit with unpredictable tendencies. Sorry for you Malema, you are on your own.

  • acsteyn - 2012-03-04 16:17

    This guy is Zapiro for at least a month, Tannie Evita sal sy gat blou slaan soos a stoute kind. But, I personally think he needs seriousely urgent professional help before he hurts someone including himself. I also think he is on the verge of megalomania. He sounds deranged? Has he really forgotten what he has done? He is saying "give me the chance you would a child", " and I will contunue to embarrass you"? Ag please daddy, keep me in the ANC, I promise to behave from now on.

  • Charmaine - 2012-03-04 16:20

    Hey Jules, find another toy to play with, Leave our Country and Please just zip your mouth, grow some wings and fly out.Oh, please do not come back.

  • Vic - 2012-03-04 16:23

    Malema is as thick as two planks! What part of 'EXPELLED' doesn't he understand? He should get the hell out and go cattle farming. Better he find a farm manager, because hopefully he will be behind bars in the not too distant future. Wish the Hawks and SARS would hurry up with their investigations, so he can shut the f*** up.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-03-04 16:50

    Of course he'd have to ask to stay! Who else would pay someone R9 million a year to spout 110 year old ideologies and wear a silly hat?

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-03-04 16:51

    Malema is the cancer that has been eating the heart of ANC. He must retire to his farm. I wish I could advise him start making a nice comede like that one which was banned for Nandos. That will be a honest way of making money not tenderentreprenuering because the Hawks and SARS will shut his mouth once and for all not long from now. Little education is dangerous!!!!

  • Sandy - 2012-03-04 16:54

    eish get the hell out of it.. You like a bad penny always coming back...........

  • Sandy - 2012-03-04 16:57

    Throw him in the dustbin, and cement it...............

  • Chris - 2012-03-04 17:16

    Here's a plan Ju Ju, go and live in Botswana, see how long it takes for them to give you direction...

  • Anneck - 2012-03-04 17:29

    Ummmm, then you wouldn't be expelled would you?