Malema remains ANCYL leader - for now

2012-02-05 22:33

Johannesburg - The sanctions against suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will only take effect after mitigation, SABC radio news reported on Sunday.

"You will know that the NDCA [national disciplinary committee of appeal] said that they have a chance to go and mitigate so until such mitigation has taken place the sanctions will not kick in," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu told the SABC.

"There is another matter which has been raised. It is a matter of comrade Julius' [Malema] case of 2010 because he got a suspended sentence but I think the leadership has decided that there is no particular hurry. Why don't we allow all these matters to be held simultaneously?" said Mthembu.

According to the SABC, Malema was attending the ANC's national executive committee meeting in Pretoria as a full member on Sunday.

On Saturday, the NDCA rejected the attempts by Malema, ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and four others to have their suspension from the party overturned.

They were found guilty in November last year of bringing the ANC into disrepute and of sowing division within the party.

Malema now has a 14-day reprieve to argue for a lesser sentence.

  • jack.oosthuysen - 2012-02-05 22:40

    The only thing we have more than the rest of the world is, Time.

      Ken Jay May - 2012-02-05 23:21

      @boatmedic......Your'e not so smart yourself!....Stupid comment from both of you!

      Graham - 2012-02-05 23:43

      @John - you have written this about 100 times now!

      Graham - 2012-02-05 23:46

      Also John you have missed the point. The rest of the world - including, China and Cuba are slowly and incrementally embracing capitalism. The ANCYL wanted to do the opposite and enrich themselves in the process..

      Juan - 2012-02-06 02:15

      Oh John in the Afrikaans expression "die raak nou bietjie holrug gery" Try something new instead of copying and pasting the same old crap all the time.

      Robby - 2012-02-06 03:15

      @John. This is the kind of comment that makes all of us whites look dof. This service should ban this crap on here.

      Andrew - 2012-02-06 03:29

      @John Disgusting to think that fossils like you still breath.

      Wendy - 2012-02-06 07:26

      Have to agree with Ken Jay May .. if you have nothing positive or thought provoking to say .. then rather not say it .. else it is just gibberish!

      John - 2012-02-06 07:30

      @John Johnny,.... We had enough of this...Please Stop.

  • Daryl - 2012-02-05 22:47

    *YAWN* this is getting old, Malema must just step down.

      Squeegee - 2012-02-06 06:25

      News24 does this everytime there is no real news - they dig up some Juju story to get the readers going. Malema, like John the Troll, a disease that just won't go away.

      oscar.manamela - 2012-02-06 09:17

      He is going no where, He will be president of the ANCYL until his term comes to an end

      Bigwolf - 2012-02-06 09:48

      ANC is the only job were you can fail and get rewarded with bonuses and good will, not to mention promotions. So Malema will always be in while with the ANC and there gravy train!!! pitty can not get in on all the action.

  • AyGeewils - 2012-02-05 22:55

    There we go the fat man is still singing!!

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-06 05:50

      And I don't mean John ...

  • boatmedic - 2012-02-05 22:59

    and in other news. They have put a man on the moon!!

  • Daniel - 2012-02-05 23:00

    The ANC have betrayed their own people.

  • Etienne - 2012-02-06 00:26

    So is this now the last 14 days or will he be the ANCYL President for another 5 years before he is asked to finally leave

      Thabo - 2012-02-06 00:32

      Etienne it would be safer if he stays for another 5 years. If this lunatic lands up in the wrong hands we will have big trouble. He has some very rich buddies that would love to get their hands on all the tax money, not just some of it.

      Juan - 2012-02-06 02:21

      @Thabo he has all this rich buddies called tenderpreneurs, because fat-face has political connections in the Limpopo government. The sooner this idiot is forced out of politics for good, the better.

  • Mantsho - 2012-02-06 02:28

    Everybody relax, they are killing him slowly slowly until he if finished for good! We will never hear about this thing at all afterwards.

      Max - 2012-02-06 05:42

      Hope you are right, nothing is stopping anyone to start a terrorist organization again if they feel disgrunteled and have enough followers.

  • Grant - 2012-02-06 05:10

    Malema is still with us. No senior member of the ANC will want to take a stand in case the Malema faction wins the present power struggle. If senior members take action against him they could find themselves out in the cold if the Malema/Winnie/Sexwale faction were to prevail. This year should prove to be interesting. I just hope the stability of the country is not affected.

  • Kim - 2012-02-06 06:03

    Pointless commenting as it just gets removed.

      Win - 2012-02-06 06:24

      I still think u cool don't worry:)

  • Graeme - 2012-02-06 07:01

    1st he was guilty and he was supposed to step down immediately 2nd he lost his appeal and he was was supposed to step down immediately 3rd he waiting for his review of sentence then he supposed to step down IMMEDIATELY. When are we going to see the end of Juli Ass

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  • Larry - 2012-02-06 07:20

    This guy is harder to get rid of than Ebola.

  • Andre - 2012-02-06 07:25

    I was wrong once more, I nearly thought the ANC had the guts to stop Malema in his tracks. They are still scared out of their wits!

  • Wendy - 2012-02-06 07:25

    Of course he is still the leader, and after mitigation he will still be the leader, this is all a big show and money spinner .. what's new?

  • godesha - 2012-02-06 07:27

    Yawn. Whatever. Did we honestly expect something different to happen?

  • aardvarkie - 2012-02-06 07:28

    What's the point of all this wasted time? You found him guilty, kick his flubber-butt out. If he wants to follow recourse let him - but on the steam of his own pilfered gravy and as a non member. This smacks of nepotism... "Eeh Malema my Comrade, don't worry... we are just pretending to faaia you. Keep de salaries and let Mama Mazika suckle you to her booosem".

  • Andre - 2012-02-06 07:31

    Isn't it amazing to see the masses in Limpopo and elsewhere rejoicing over Malema's demise, but you heard nothing from them, except praise, while he still had the power? Incredible!

      Nyandeni Simphiwe - 2012-02-06 07:58

      I Guess the old saying applies to this..."when days are dark friends are few"

  • Mc - 2012-02-06 08:07

    Isnt there a limit as to how many times a newspaper can write about somebody? Why dont you let Juju's soul rest in peace? I mean the punk gave us an earfull while he was leader of ANCYL, I would rather not read about his sorry **s anymore.

  • Winifred - 2012-02-06 08:20

    JuJu is heading for the hall of ANC FAME together with the rest of their comrades.

  • Mashudu - 2012-02-06 08:36

    Lets face it, Malema's political career is finished!

  • Phumi - 2012-02-06 08:45

    As much as we respect the processes of our organisation but we will always challenge the impartiality and independence of the chair and his team. We are not sure if Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa and Trevor Manual (who shares a bed with ABSA CEO Maria Ramos) were not putting the interests of business before the greater good of the organisation since we all know where their loyalty lies. Comrade Cyril wrote a scathing piece on the Sunday Times against nationalisation and we also know that his business ventures are funded by American capitalists. We also have Jesse Juarte who has never been a fan of Malema and a self confessed Zuma loyalist hence she was made chief of staff in his presidency also leading these proceedings. This only leaves one member Mrs. Bridgette Mabandla who in the past has never dir to talk against the leadership because of her political ambitions. What we noticed Saturday was a travesty of justice and a proof of Judas theory where our comrades have sold their soul for thirty pieces of silver.

  • Maitseo - 2012-02-06 08:53

    as far as i know when the suspension was announced, the sanctions should have kicked in. him trying to appeal and waiting for the results of the migitation will determine wether that suspension will be overturned or not. how does get suspended yet has the pleasure of still remaining in his position?? really now?? do we have to define what suspension means...

  • Eric - 2012-02-06 09:04

    This is not a criminal case. One voluntary joins an orginisation and if one does not adhere to the rules of said organisations then Disciplinary procedures follow. Like any other disciplinary procedure one has a whole line of avenues that one can embark on to fight one's case. This is what Julius is doing. Everyone of us that is working also has the same rights should disciplinary steap be followed.The bottom line here is that we have youth from the "twilight" zone that is looking for Change and taking on the old Guard. This happens in our homes, in our churches, in our workplace etc etc. The outcomes of the disciplinary remains but no is the mitigation. I see them getting a suspended sentence and the will go about their business.

  • lana.vdwesthuizen - 2012-02-06 09:42

    Maybe I am a bit slow today. But please can somebody explain this to me: If I am suspended for xxxx years out of my position how can I still be making decisions and/or have a say in the running of the business/office for that time? I don't get it...sorry....

  • anthro45 - 2012-02-06 10:31

    And so it drags on and the ape gets all the publicity.

  • tumelo.theka - 2012-02-06 10:34

    ANC is cleaning itself now....., He was the hero of the President just before the national elections,now his political career is surrounded by a black clouds with no hope of survival....

      Wendy - 2012-02-06 11:51

      There is only one way the ANC can clean up .. is to leave!

  • Sipho Sitole - 2012-02-06 20:22

    Don't write him off or should I say he is down but not out,mark my words.

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