Malema meets ANC's midnight deadline

2012-04-19 15:35

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema and two other leaders submitted their written heads of argument to the ANC appeals committee on time, party spokesperson Keith Khoza said on Thursday.

Malema, ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu had until midnight on Wednesday to submit their written arguments to the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal (NDCA).

They were scheduled to make the submissions last week, but the matter was postponed because their lawyer was not available and they had also asked for a new lawyer.

The ANC was expected to submit its written heads of argument on Friday.

Malema was expelled from the ANC in November 2011 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 concerning bringing about regime change in Botswana.

NDCA dismisses Malema’s appeal

Despite the expulsion Malema remained ANCYL president until all options to overturn his sentence had been exhausted.

However, he was gagged last week when the ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended him from the ANC after he called 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.

On Tuesday, the NDCA dismissed Malema's bid to have his temporary suspension from the ANC in this matter set aside. The two disciplinary proceedings were separate.

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.

Magaqa was suspended for 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 apologised to Gigaba, in a statement sent to the media on March 10.

  • Den - 2012-04-19 15:38

    it took so long because malema struggled to find a person who could write amongst the ancyl

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-19 15:49

      Agreed between the lot of them have a combined IQ of a toaster. Pitty he didnt just die a quiet political death and go do his farming - now I must say I am getting the oil hot for the popcorn, but that may still be a little longer.

      Newsmonger - 2012-04-19 16:26

      Squeegee - 2012-04-19 16:26

      Extended agony for us all. Get rid of him already...

  • Greg - 2012-04-19 15:41

    Of course he gets the heads of argument in at the 11th hour, nothing like a little more media sensationalism to fuel his totally ridiculous cause!! Seriously dude, give it up!!

      E=MC2 - 2012-04-19 16:18

      well its the 1st deadline i think he's actually met! That alone is worth a headline lol!

  • Sharon - 2012-04-19 15:41

    "submitted their written heads of argument" Whose heads did they write on? That is what I would like to know

      Alan - 2012-04-19 15:59

      Well - it's not that easy to find a spare head that is not half way up somebody's you know what.

      Alan - 2012-04-19 16:02

      soon - heads will roll..

      Sharon - 2012-04-19 16:14

      As long as it is the head of the ANCYL, I'd be most happy.

      Alan - 2012-04-19 16:18

      ok Shaz - here's a heads up ....

  • inxsive - 2012-04-19 15:43

    who is the bloody bastard agent now?

  • inxsive - 2012-04-19 15:44

      Balan - 2012-04-20 16:16

      Sganja is hiding his head in shame

  • Gareth - 2012-04-19 15:47

    How many appeals exactly can one lodge? This is the news of Malema on a daily basis 1. Malema Suspended! 2. Malema Appeals 3. Malema appeal denied 4. Malema appeals the denial of appeal 5. Malema appeal of the denial of appeal also denied 6. Malema appeals against the denial of appeal in the matter of the denial of appeal 7. Malema appeals against the denial, of the denial, of the original denial against his appeal. WTF Is it any wonder the government can't function when a suspension, handed over 6 months ago has this ridiculous process to follow. How many people have to handle this, how much tax money is spent doing so and for the love of god can someone just make this idiot just go away!!

      francois.roux1 - 2012-04-19 16:04

      My guess is, somebody, I'm not saying who, but somebody likes a lot of peal...

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 17:38

      LOL LOL Francois & Beastley. I don't think certain fat boys have much of a peal........

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 17:41

      I must post these two comments of the two of you on my Facebook wall so the whole world can have a good laugh!

  • Justin.D.Glenn - 2012-04-19 15:48

    Does he not understand his days are over with the ANC & ANCYL.

  • Elkita - 2012-04-19 15:51

    And so it will go on and on..Why not just tell malema in his face that his out and done.It seems like zuma is playing for time.

  • Elkita - 2012-04-19 15:52

    Sharon you are good.I had a good laugh now...

  • Brett - 2012-04-19 15:52

    Malema please read this: 1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. 3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. 4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it! 5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

  • Cris - 2012-04-19 15:54

    Appealing the appeals of appealing appeals of appealing appeal of appeal after the appeals appeal.Clear as mud!

  • Smell - 2012-04-19 15:54

    When should due process end? And when does it become absolutely apparent that decision making is a major challenge for the current government?

      Deon - 2012-04-19 16:11

      His last chance in the ANC might be only in December, but these might still be least of his problems.

  • Attie - 2012-04-19 15:58

    malema is making a mockery of the anc and they cannot see this. tell this guy to piss off and move on.

  • Ri - 2012-04-19 16:08

    All those who coment on JUjU s stories, i can bet that u all luv Him, thats y u r always comenting on His news, if u dont lyk the man keep quiet lols

      Alan - 2012-04-19 16:13

      JuJu provides me with endless entertainment.

  • Andrew - 2012-04-19 16:12

    So it took from 24.00H last night until 15.35H today to release this trinket of news? Muppets

      Alan - 2012-04-19 16:14

      well we still had to get through all the laughs of the new juju fashion range first.....

  • Rose - 2012-04-19 16:14

    I just hope they do reach a consensus as the story is getting very old and so boring

  • Thembane.wa.Mahlaza - 2012-04-19 16:23

    Am packing soonest, heading for greener pastures.....(INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ZIM) Mugabe knows what he want but Zuma seems clueless or is it deplomacy?

      Sharon - 2012-04-19 16:33

      I bet Bob has a nice dairy farm with JM's name on it. He'll say, "juju, you have proven that you can milk the system, cows should be a breeze!"

      Cosment - 2012-04-19 17:28

      @thembane ow go pls, pack jm with you leave us in peace ! Minus 1 trouble

      Nigel - 2012-04-19 18:11

      you are clueless, off you go to ZIm then, lets see how wonderful it is there for cheers idiot.

  • farmfreund - 2012-04-19 16:27

    His fate has been decided on, there is nothing he can do anymore, Mbeki could not stop his fate Maleme does not have Mbekis intelect and can give up. he is waisting space in the newspapers

      Sharon - 2012-04-19 16:45

      He can take a page from Thabo Mbeki's book regarding humility and respect.

  • Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-04-19 16:48

    ri is anc idiot the whole world knows malema is an racist idiot probably just like you

  • Stille - 2012-04-19 16:50

    Run my fat little meatpuppet....RUN when yo masta says

      John - 2012-04-20 04:26

      And take your peal with you and don't forget the protege.

  • Nigel - 2012-04-19 18:09

    the lawyer realized he probably won't get paid, thats why he dumped lier fat boys case

  • Pule - 2012-04-19 19:10

    Wheather Malema is expelled or not.DA will never,never,never again rule this country.

      John - 2012-04-20 04:29

      @Pule, thanks you have just confirmed to all of us that you are uneducated. The DA have never run this country, TROLL!

      Balan - 2012-04-20 16:11

      Pule You Idiot the DA has never ruled the country it was the NP who ruled then and now THE STUPID FARKING ANC who rules at its best being USELESS. So its time for DA to rule.

  • Collen - 2012-04-19 19:31

    Malema will remain influential whether he is in the ANC or not. He will be the most talked about as those who will be failing to lead or become famous will continue to critisize him. They will keep yaping about discipline and promising you more jobs just like they always do on every speech.\r\n\r\n\r\nThey will continue to plan plan and plan, asking the planing minister to plan on how to get jobs while unemployment continue to grow.\r\n\r\nMalema is out, in the news you will only see strining people, from cosatu to communities back to miners.\r\n\r\nNo one will be coming up with MUCH NEEDED CHANGE THAT MALEMA HARDLY PUSHED. I WILL BE OUT OF THE ANC TOO AND I'M GLAD I'M NOT ALONE. Yes my vote is important and ANC NEED IT, watch upcoming elections if Malema is out and zuma continue , you will then see how important my vote is.

      John - 2012-04-20 04:35

      @Collen, I asked @Florence yesterday and now I'm asking you or anybody out there...what is this r\n\r\r\\n supposed to mean? I'm ready for the ridicule, just please explain it to me.

      Collen - 2012-04-20 12:27

      @john\r\nIt supposed to mean what is written there. It is an explanation itself. Florence never bothered to answer you bcos u couldn't understand yourself too.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-19 22:03

    Never say never boet.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-19 22:06

    Jeez Nigel you missing the point bud.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-20 06:25

    Just fire these embarrassments and ban them from the public eye

      Salac'k - 2012-04-20 11:07

      fire Him in the public eye of divil's media

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