Malema membership issue up to Mantashe

2012-01-30 15:59

Johannesburg - Reported problems with Julius Malema's ANC membership were the domain of the party’s secretary general Gwede Mantashe, a spokesperson said on Monday.

"I am not aware that Malema had not paid for his membership, but should this be true it means he was not a member in good standing," Keith Khoza said.

"I can't speculate about what's going to happen now. It is up to the secretary general to advise on the matter."

Malema, who is facing a five-year suspension from the party, last paid his R12 annual membership fee on July 14 2009, according to The Times newspaper.

Failure to pay would mean a member would be barred from party activities. Khoza said, ideally, Malema would have received a reminder that his membership would expire. He would have been given a grace period before his membership lapsed.

On Monday, ANC Youth League spokesperson Magdelene Moonsamy said the league would not comment on the matter.

Asked why, she replied: "Because we just don't want to comment".

Malema told The Times it was news to him that his membership had not been renewed.

Malema is appealing his suspension as ANCYL president.

A ruling on the matter would be made "in due course", appeals committee chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said last week.

  • jaz82 - 2012-01-30 16:04

    Empty vessels... think there more serious matters to look at it than this idiot and he's games

      Sean - 2012-01-30 16:32

      Malema and many of those youth league idiots forgot that as a baby you crawl first and then you start walking ! Looks like when they were born they walked straight away !

      Bert - 2012-01-30 19:20

      hardly an issue. they're all a load of sh*theads. No country in the West would even know they were there. Only in the unemployment queue.

      pdilapiso - 2012-01-30 23:17

      ANCYL will continue to install fear in the hearts of this people!!thats why will try so hard to find anything from nothing to discredit Malema!!this matter got nothing to do with the media,media is paranoid about the truth that Malema is bringing towards them.They know Malemas is on their faces again & again for the better part of their lives!i wonder what are they gonna bring tomorow..probably the will find out that Malema is not actually not from Limpopo but from!!stupid neh??

  • Sam - 2012-01-30 16:08

    R12 annual fee , there is nothing like that , does it mean ever since he has paid nothing while a leader should pay more than R1500 monthly,

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  • J.D. - 2012-01-30 16:16

    According to Julias he WAS the anc and the yoof leek , so why pay membership fees to himself. FI

      E=MC2 - 2012-01-30 16:21

      lol!!! yoof leek hahahaha!

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-30 16:16

    Papers will publish ANYTHING about julius. And the readers will gobble it up.

      Dave - 2012-01-30 17:32

      Even the truth

      Bert - 2012-01-30 19:21

      Julius? you a part-ic-u-lar friend of his?

  • Santapola - 2012-01-30 16:18

    why cant this people give my presidentn a break

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-30 16:20

      because he is an idiot like his followers - jy weet?

      Alfred - 2012-01-30 16:21

      Why can't your president give the rest of us a break and just hold his breathe until he makes himself good?

      Deon - 2012-01-30 16:24

      We need some comic relieve.

      steveroodt - 2012-01-30 17:10

      If your leader can not pay R12.00 how do you think he is going to help you in the future think about that.

      ISO - 2012-01-30 17:40

      Because he is not a president in any sence of the word! He does nothing for you or your comrads- still you are blind to see it! Time to go to Specsavers and see it as it is!

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-30 17:44

      @alfred E Newman: Typo, good =dood

      Tshepo Moshophe Sekepe - 2012-01-30 17:47

      You should be ashamed to defend this misguided fake politician.

      Bert - 2012-01-30 19:23

      you got any kind of education? go on, tell us, who typed this for you? honest, we wont laugh (snigger)

  • E=MC2 - 2012-01-30 16:19

    much a-do about absolutely nothing... Seriously now... give us some PROPER news please!

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-30 17:45

      Agree with you this is a storm in a teacup, nothing is gonna happen to bubblebutt.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-30 16:19

    Too much yadda yadda,too much bling,not enough substance-they cant fix a thing!

  • Mabs - 2012-01-30 16:26

    Buy surely he has admin personel to do that for him?

  • mzamani.shivambu - 2012-01-30 16:27

    You want to tell me that since July 2009 Juju never paid for his membership card, come on guys- do not play with our minds. If you didn't pay licence disc for your car, the following year they charge you the penalty. How possible is this case on Juju?

  • Thuthukile Madlabane - 2012-01-30 16:31

    Its so funny that he can not pay R12 an annual fee but buys an expensive watch, what is that?

      Alfred - 2012-01-30 16:40

      It's arrogance, Miss Madlabane. Obviously he doesn't believe that certain rules apply to him.

      George - 2012-01-30 16:43

      It's not about affordability, he thought he was the ANC and not a member. On the other hand, how was it that the ANC allowed someone who is "not a member in good standing" to talk rubbish in the name of the party. It says alot about the organisations ability to manage.

      Tshepo Moshophe Sekepe - 2012-01-30 17:37

      That is ignorance at best. The boy only focused on Nationalization of mine and forgot to renew the tool and the license to help achieve his objectives.

      Jane - 2012-01-30 19:01

      But he bought a watch to keep time?

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  • Tshepo Moshophe Sekepe - 2012-01-30 16:51

    If there is substance to this news...then the boy will go down as the most dumb politician to have ever graced our land.

      Cracker - 2012-01-30 17:04

      @ Tshepo... So true. Why does he continue to invite more problems for himself? Other ANC's are of course observing all this. They will not entrust their futures in the hands of such an unthinking as sometimes emotional individual. They will get rid of him now forever. And probably in the form of a long prison sentence to make sure he poses no further threats to them.

      Cracker - 2012-01-30 17:07

      "unthinking AND sometimes emotional individual."

      Tshepo Moshophe Sekepe - 2012-01-30 17:22

      @cracker...the suspended man consistently submit himself to his enemies cheaply. It was so easy to suspend him because of his reckless and misguided political strategy. Now this!

  • Josh - 2012-01-30 16:55

    Reminds me of how they finaly took down Al Capone over tax evasion.

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-01-30 17:02

    Our governance thing(no relevant name for it.)is a offense but we have a horde of "ballies" acting like children. and besides last night i saw a clip of the youth league on TV some of these folks are older than my parents. no drive in yourself no glory - i just want want want. sad but true...

  • Shadrack Mosetlhi - 2012-01-30 17:11


      Scouter - 2012-01-30 22:33

      R0.00 - you both forgot that he is above such a cringing mediocrity as having to abide by the rules as other mere mortals are obliged to do.

  • ISO - 2012-01-30 17:48

    Watchout! This jakkals has some other plans up his sleeve.... Ask yourself why are the committee taking so long to make the ruling!

  • ISO - 2012-01-30 17:53

    Thats not the only thing he hasnt paid for! Check his taxes!!!

  • Hennie - 2012-01-30 18:25

    The technicality they invented to drop the charges?

  • Vuyisa - 2012-01-30 19:38

    COMBRADES : I would like to appriciate the strength and the unity of the members of the ANCYL since the caotic predudice made by ANC for suspending my deligates for , thre is no fraction at all , they don "t speak lies and allegations , they only listen with no comments . keep up the spirit of the young lions . White guys are now gaining waite , bcoze we had been shut down , watch wait and watch we are comimng back with great power .

  • Vuyisa - 2012-01-30 19:46

    hey guys , news papers are only surving on the media by making lies and false reporting , and after been findout holistically apologies for the error in a particular context . so do not worry about thinking juju and his membership , when we attend meeting we produce our membership card .

  • jim.dickson2 - 2012-01-31 12:08

    I suppose one of his underlings just ignored the reminder and hoped it would go away. Or he gave some one the money and they ran away with it... It is R12 after all.

  • gmaruping - 2012-01-31 19:03

    We should blame the IEC who managed the last election where a non-ANC member becoming a President of the Youth League.

  • Raul - 2012-01-31 20:08

    Similarly to having more change when buying Nando's chicken with R 100 Juju could use the issue of membership to argue on his appeal and win. All he has to prove is that he is not a member of the ANC therefore they cannot suspend him.

  • Dan - 2012-01-31 20:26

    Eisssshhh , what are you whities on about ??? If you fail the woodwork or yeaa take the shower after the rape you are exempted from paying anc fees , shees , you whities are so stupid !!!!!

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