Malema files appeal papers - report

2012-03-14 19:28

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema lodged an appeal with the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal (NDCA) on Wednesday afternoon, SABC news reported.

The committee would consider argument in the next three days, according to the broadcaster.

Appeals were also lodged by ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

The three had until midnight on Wednesday to lodge their appeals against sanctions meted out against them by the African National Congress's national disciplinary committee (NDC) two weeks ago.

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

Remains ANCYL president

Until such time as there is a ruling on his appeal against his expulsion, he remains the  leader of the ANCYL.

Shivambu and Magaqa were also found guilty of sowing division and for bringing the ANC into disrepute.

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

Magaqa was suspended three years for making derogatory remarks about Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. This was suspended for three years on condition that he apologise to Gigaba within 15 days.

Magaqa accused Gigaba of "pleasing imperialists" when he said the nationalisation debate was hurting foreign investment in South Africa.


Magaqa apologised " unreservedly and unconditionally" to Gigaba in a statement sent to the media on Saturday night.

Malema has remained upbeat despite his expulsion, promising his supporters that he will not give up the struggle for his position or abandon the fight "against capitalism".

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

Should this also fail, he can raise it on the floor of the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in December, however this would be unprecedented in the party's 100-year history.

Malema was found guilty in November, when he was suspended for five years.

On appeal, one of the charges against him was dismissed. The same charge was also dismissed against three members of his executive. He was also granted leave to present evidence in mitigation.

However, evidence in aggravation was also presented and the sanction against him was increased to one of expulsion.

Malema's argument that the charges against him were "politically motivated" was rejected by both the NDC and the NDCA.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-14 19:36


      Sean - 2012-03-14 20:36


      Sean - 2012-03-14 21:54

      Steve - LOL !!

      Adam - 2012-03-14 22:25

      Juliaas reminds me of when you fart into an airline seat. It lingers and just will not go away.

  • Mantsho - 2012-03-14 19:44

    Malema Tokoloshi!

  • Morne - 2012-03-14 19:50

    FFS, when is this process finished!!! Hopefully this is his last appeal. Come on Haws & SARS finish him off as soon as possible!

      planetdonovan - 2012-03-14 19:58

      just 2 more straws to clutch at after this one...

  • Simnikiwe - 2012-03-14 19:53

    Yes!!! don't give up JuJu. We are behind you!...all the way, all day and everyday.

      IAnon - 2012-03-14 20:09

      HeHe, like your Avatar every time I read it!

      pws69 - 2012-03-14 20:23

      Hey, you're going to make Flawd Shovebumbro jealous.

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-14 20:30

      Give credit where its due people, JuJu doesn't give up. Now that's an admirable trait in a leader. He fights for what he beileves in, even if it means fighting alone. He doesn't complain on News24, he takes initiative to achieve his goals, I admire that.

      Sean - 2012-03-14 20:35

      @Simnikiwe- You are just another f@cken arrogant imbecile ! Just look north , do I need to say more ....... FFS , WHERE DO THESE DUMB AND ARROGANT WOODWORK ``ENGINEERS`` COME FROM !!!

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-14 20:37

      Sean, im a product of the Apartheid system. Your people taught me hate, racism and arrogance.

      Jonathan - 2012-03-14 20:54

      Hey Comrade, check out the votes on your post. Not doing so well. Ag sorry man, you are backing a lost case. Wake up sunshine!!!!!!!

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-14 21:03

      Jonathan, I don't care about the votes. My post had more "likes" than "dislikes", but since News24 is controlled by the minority they manipulated my votes to suit their interests.

  • dooskop - 2012-03-14 20:02


      Bokfan - 2012-03-14 20:27

      SimianNikwe Only if they are as doff as you.

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-14 20:33

      Bokfan, don't underestimate the power of the race card.

      Ben - 2012-03-14 20:41

      Simnikiwe, the race card is what got S.A. in this mess we are in now. White people who hate blacks and black people who hate whites are a small minority. What I hate is corruption which means that people take from the poor. And by the poor I dont see colour. Did Malema help the poor or did he help himself to money which could have gone to the poor.

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-14 20:46

      Ben, its every man for him self, survival of the fittest. Malema's mission is to keep the ANC in power. The ANC's mission is to eradicate poverty. Poverty is not Malema's problem, it's the ANC's.

      Bokfan - 2012-03-14 20:55

      Simiankwe The power of the race card is directly proportional to the stupidity of those using it. So you win. Enjoy.

      Ben - 2012-03-14 21:01

      Simnikiwe, thank you, I understand. Now we shall wait and see whether these missions of Malema and the A.N.C. are successful.

      Mikkel - 2012-03-14 21:09

      Stupidity is malema's problem well that's one of them.

  • Kolobe - 2012-03-14 20:02

    Exhaust all avenues till mangaung then we take shawara out once and for all

      Bokfan - 2012-03-14 20:31

      You boneheads are a larf a minute. Werent you one of the posers that would die and kill for Zuma. Pathetic doesnt begin to describe you sad little world.

      Francois - 2012-03-14 21:32

      Kolobe, tell me what I can do to help you to get Zuma out of office. To take him out, is a death threat, thus be careful on what you are saying. I don't think you meant to kill him, especially not at Mangaung, but a lot of people will really be happy if he is not President of the ANC anymore,as then he will not be president of SA anymore. As for Malema, I will support the establishment of his own political party. I think he will do everyone and specifically himself a favour.

  • Duke - 2012-03-14 20:05

    The fight is still on and Mangaung seems 2 be too far to finish these haters trna destroy JuJu...JuJu dats the spirit..fyt for wat u believe in.

      Bokfan - 2012-03-14 20:34

      I hope thats not your kid in the pic boyo. But if he is you'd better get ready for a huge kick in the goens when he realises what a tosser you are.

      Sean - 2012-03-14 20:38

      Suppose woodwork was also your main subject !

      Mikkel - 2012-03-14 21:00

      Duke you're a "SNOT KOP KIND" who wasn't even part of apartheid judging by the picture on your Facebook. So grow a pair you Knob.

  • Comrade - 2012-03-14 20:15

    W H O ..... C A R E S ..... ! ! ! ! !

  • pws69 - 2012-03-14 20:23

    Can someone please supply a list of all of the appeal processes available. The way this is going, next will be the goat next door, then the chicken down the road, then the ant hill, then a peel. Seriously, how many appeals can you get?

  • Daaivark - 2012-03-14 20:29


  • Koos - 2012-03-14 20:33

    EXPELLED, not suspended, idiot

      Mikkel - 2012-03-14 21:01

      Exactly - Note the DIFFERENCE, malema.

  • braamc - 2012-03-14 20:39

    Is the "cash" drying up so quickly?

      Lacrimose - 2012-03-14 20:59

      Yep ask any South African. R9 mill a year goes nowhere when it takes R250000 to know what the time is :)

  • Jonathan - 2012-03-14 20:52

    For how long is this still going to go on? Kick his ass out of the ANC for once and for all so that we can get stability again. I truly hope that there is not another appeal opportunity. When is he going to get the message?

  • Leon - 2012-03-14 20:56

    And on and on and on we go.........

  • pat.khoza - 2012-03-14 20:57

    I think this young lion is not really understand the ANC, He is young and used, but the unfortunate part all tbese young people will grow up not understanding the relationship between the ANC and its leagues, during his era we have seen number of bad tendencies, like by membership, disrepecting.the elders etc

  • Nugh Tyer - 2012-03-14 21:10

    Yoh...!!! This is crazy. Appeal infinitely X 10.

  • Philip - 2012-03-14 21:33

    I dont think we should be celebrating anything too soon. This could still take a year or 2.

  • Mboneni - 2012-03-14 21:44

    If Julius Malema is being disciplined for comparing Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki and also suggesting regime change in Botswana then the sentence do not match the offence,it would make sense if he was being charged for corruption,after all even those with corrupt relationship with a corruptor never had their day in court even the ANC never disciplined them

  • Annette - 2012-03-14 21:48

    Hi ladies & gents if you take humpty-dunpty off the scene there will be no more news for one TV station. You can see it some 24hrs every day! The rest are insurance adverts.

  • eradingoana - 2012-03-14 21:53

    Let Malema just go. His career has already collapsed. At least at last some fully grown youth have realized that he was taking the nation for a ride. How can you represent the poor building a R 16 000 000,00 house unless the current youth do not know what a million is. Surely the next one should be the Chairperson of NYDA who has also abused the funds during that conference like party in Pretoria.

  • Patrick - 2012-03-14 22:04

    Hey Guys guess what Simnikiwe is white and fooling all of you. Notice the perfect English and spelling, but the giveaway is in the language in his posts , like a "hoot"and as long as blacks hate whites. We have certain rules as black people when we speak, and he breaks those rules. So Simnikiwe which is also a poor choice of name, try your hatred and sowing seeds of division elsewhere. Our country is doing very well with all of our problems and corrupt politicians. Our JSE has been the best performing for years throughout the world, and we are working on ridding our country of corrupt people and racists like yourself.

  • Anthon - 2012-03-14 22:09

    It seems that this man can appeal after every expulsion,it is just never ending,but then the past 18 years we can not see SA even as a third world country.There is just no justice,not when you are not one of the A N C.Everything that had worked in the past has been changed so that it is to benefit the likings of people who does not care for the future of this once beautiful country

  • Lukani Lukani Mashele - 2012-03-14 22:09

    Njunjhu every day what is so important that when he is expelled we can decide to commit suicide I don't like him irrespective him alone amongst the. He does not hv a sense of homour who is he fighting for? I don't like to own land let him deal with all the issues concerning you people in this country- ANCYL is a school of though of the anc.\r\n\r\nHe must learn to learn that the Anc through the eye of the needle \ alighn your interest with that of the anc not to accumulate wealth for homself alone.\r\n\r\nI know all who hv benefited in his wrong doing will always be his pupies unlike myself without him I can survive, equally so I believe that who ever can survive without him.\r\n\r\nAbriged Amandla!! Not edited tired.

  • Kevin - 2012-03-15 06:36

    Hawks ,get your claws into the has been

  • guy.goes1 - 2012-03-15 09:01

    Please, please can we move on ,Malema has no life outside the ANC therefore he will go on apologising and grovelling till someone relents and let him in again. he cannot see that he did anything wrong, he put in words what all the cadres think. Malema is a true reflection of everything the ANC stands for. It was ones mentioned as a joke that parlement resembles police file is that perhaps the truth

  • natalie.papadakis - 2012-03-16 08:19

    Malema the family member , the family don"t want to talk about or acknowledge

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