Malema ruling not up for review in Mangaung

2012-06-12 14:33

Johannesburg - The ANC will not review the decision to expel former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema at its national elective congress at the end of the year, the party said on Tuesday.

"There is no provision [in the ANC constitution] for congress to deal with the matter," secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

"There will be no closed session because we are reviewing the case."

He said the national congress, which is to take place in Mangaung in December, did not deal with disciplinary cases.

"It is not an appeal body," said Mantashe.

Raised from the floor

However, people could raise the issue from the floor and delegates would decide whether to debate it.

"Anyone can raise it from the floor... it won't be prohibited," he said.

Mantashe said the ANC's national executive committee (NEC) found no grounds to review the decision to expel Malema.

"After long deliberation on whether the NEC should use its discretion... overwhelmingly, the NEC agreed that there were no compelling grounds to review the decision.

"The rejecting of the review by the NEC therefore closes the chapter on this matter," he said.

Mantashe said most of the special NEC meeting, held on Monday, was spent discussing the matter.

According to the ANC's constitution, the decision of the national disciplinary committee of appeal is final, but the NEC can review the decision at its own discretion.

No ANCYL comment

ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola sat in on the NEC meeting as a representative for the league president in his absence.

Mantashe said the ANC could not force the ANCYL to elect a new president.

The NEC would also not review the suspension of ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu.

The ANCYL on Tuesday said it had noted the outcomes of the special NEC meeting but would not comment.

Mantashe said now that the matter had been finalised all structures of the ANC and the ANCYL were expected to respect and implement the decision of the NEC.

"The special NEC resolved that the national officials and national working committee of the ANC must meet with the ANCYL leadership to assist them to deal with all the challenges they face and to take the organisation forward," he said.

Mantashe denied earlier reports that there had been fighting between NEC members regarding the decision.

'Robust' discussions

"The discussions... were robust, open and dispassionate. All members of the ANC who wanted to make a contribution were given an opportunity to so without fear or favour," he said.

The NEC's special meeting on Monday was the best attended.

He said reports that President Jacob Zuma had tried to repress the views of some NEC members were also not true.

Besides the issue of Malema, the ANC's NEC discussed the party's upcoming policy conference, which is to be held at Gallagher Estate in Midrand later this month.

Justice Minister and NEC member Jeff Radebe had been appointed to lead the drafting and resolutions committee which had started to consolidate inputs from the ANC's provinces.

Transport, accommodation and pre-accreditation for delegates had been finalised as well as the draft programme for the four-day conference, said Mantashe. The rules and procedures had been endorsed.

"We are ready as can be," he said.

  • Henk - 2012-06-12 14:38


      Kala - 2012-06-12 15:03

      I agree. This story has gone beyond "milked"

      procold2 - 2012-06-12 15:22

      ja for sure,but it was comical somedays

      Scouter - 2012-06-12 16:29

      I hate to be the one to burst the bubble - but you ignore him at your own peril. He is still very dangerous and comes equipped with all Uncle Bob's indoctrination. The leader of land invasions is next on the cards - but that is just a guess mind you. SA should be very worried whilst he is 'still out and about'.

      Emile - 2012-06-12 23:59

      lol, oh this is not over just yet. that adorable little fudgeball will be back to bring joy to all the land once more

  • zinhle.s.gumede - 2012-06-12 14:39

    I thot this matter was done n dusted.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-12 14:57

    "Eish I don't know ,but I'm sure" , this is what Mantashe is implying regarding finality of Juju's expulsion

  • mastersvoice - 2012-06-12 14:59

    Who is Julius Malema?

      morama.sebata - 2012-06-12 15:43

      Your future president!!!

      downwiththeanc - 2012-06-12 15:48

      And who are you morama, Mugabe's toiler cleaner?

      Ron - 2012-06-12 15:49

      Aikona. He's some picannin who tried to play politics and got his fingers burned!

      Sagin - 2012-06-12 16:31

      @ morama. hahahaha Your ignorance is absolute.

      Cameron - 2012-06-12 21:25

      He has more chance of being commander in chief in the world of woodwork!

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-06-12 15:00

    sheesh . . . .we heard you the 1st time news 24

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-06-12 15:04

    fat chicks, big bummmm rest in peace in your shallow grave, now you can have enough time to look after your gogo as she did to you.

  • ntshembolloyd.shibambu - 2012-06-12 15:06

    yeeeeeessssssss! M loving it.stupidity,uneducated,no vision,dvidng the country,nationalisation(but they cannot even run municipalities).the less said about running the mines the better.

  • thando.ramncwana - 2012-06-12 15:07

    Thank you NEC.....we have a very important policy conference coming up, the issues to be dealt there will affect the next coming generations in South Africa. Malema was just one of the office bearers in the ANCYL, let the others continue his rhetoric if they feel its in the intrest of the Youth League. I just hope sanity will prevail in the upcoming policy conference.......

      Honest - 2012-06-12 17:37

      To borrow from Malema himself before Thabo Mbeki was recalled as president of the ANC and republic, "Replace a polotician with a polotician" , so nothing different this time around .

  • zile.sotyantya - 2012-06-12 15:08

    Consistancy mr.Mantashe...therefore Mantashe for

  • mlondolozi.matshini - 2012-06-12 15:11

    i am sick and tired of reading about malema and nationalisation of mines. i mean is he realy that impartant. i liked it better when you @ news24 report on important issues like the education crisis in the ec.

      Wandile - 2012-06-13 16:05

      if u tired, then dont read

  • lulama.zulu.5 - 2012-06-12 15:12

    Basele nyani, makabuye uJuju!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      morama.sebata - 2012-06-12 15:44

      Vele yena usobuya....Nomakanjani!!!

      Sagin - 2012-06-12 16:37

      there is a non english version of news 24 for you to spew on. You lost. surely you are used to it by now. now go away you small minded child.

  • Omrisho - 2012-06-12 15:39

    "Over two years of support for nationalisation from radical elements in the ruling African National Congress unnerved investors and has been seen as a key reason why the sector has not attracted the foreign capital it should." an ANC study released in February said nationalisation would be an "unmitigated disaster". and what was ronald "macdonald" lamola saying the other day...

      Omrisho - 2012-06-12 16:01

      c'mon chickensh*t, justify your thumbs down, coward

      Sagin - 2012-06-12 16:43

      Dont worry about the thumbs down omrisho, its just the foolish children from the ancyl. they thumbs down everything.

  • morama.sebata - 2012-06-12 15:42

    "There will be no closed session because we are reviewing the case." Something is not rite about this statement and who is still denying that Malema would definately be reinstated?

      Sagin - 2012-06-12 16:44

      clutching at straws again mampara

  • Ringeta - 2012-06-12 15:42

    Good work NEC. Constitution must be respected.

  • Ringeta - 2012-06-12 15:43

    ANC Conference is not a DC nor DC-appeal structure. I agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  • Andricca - 2012-06-12 15:54

    Patronage and fear of loosing privileges among ANC NEC members who most of them serve in Cabinet and other gates of patronage could not stand up against the hand that is currently feeding them. It is obvious that Zuma does not enjoy respect and come Mangaung, the ordinary membership will reject Zuma and his cronies. We demand Malema and say to hell with this ZumGwede's Gang. We also say, the ANCYL must continue to defy, reject and undermine the current ANC led by dictatorial fools.

      Honest - 2012-06-12 18:18

      I personally think the movement needs to stabilise things internally and the ANCYL on the other hand needs to unite and present its views through the right channels in a disciplined fashion to the motherbody. It does not matter who becomes ANC president after Mangaung , the principles of the movement will not change , the YL will remain what it is , A league of the African National Congress.The ANC survived the recall of former president , Thabo Mbeki and will survive JM`s expulsion as it survived Holomisa`s departure and more . Many people were opposed to Thabo Mbeki`s recall hence it took 13 hours of debate and after JZ himself stood up and told the delegates present that Thabo said he will step down if asked to do so , Only then the decision swerved and Thabo was recalled . JM was vocal and celebrated that "Sweet Victory". Thabo was expected to be bitter and leave the ANC , HE Refused and today is still a member in Good Standing . Politics , Very Cruel that`s all I can say baba , looking very healthy at the late Prof Tobias` funeral too .

  • Phillip - 2012-06-12 16:05

    The recent leadership of Zuma are tribalist they are full of Zuma friend,cabinet ministers who are afraid to loose their poistions,come Mangaung we will teach Zuma a lesson

      andile.tyhaliti - 2012-06-12 16:39

      Are you a voting delegate?

      Sagin - 2012-06-12 16:46

      first be sure you have something to teach.

      Millos Mpofu - 2012-06-12 17:43

      respect and good behavior lead a person in a better future but if you fail one of the two you will see

      Krish - 2012-06-14 22:18

      who are you,a sangoma

  • Siyabulela - 2012-06-12 16:27

    True Leader matters cant be buried , Thou Hes nt around they do feel his power. ANC wont Strive perfectly without Malema.All of em knows.

      Ntshobs - 2012-06-12 18:43

      He's the leader of the brainless, good riddance

  • Sagin - 2012-06-12 16:27

    Bye bye little boy, enjoy spending time with the cattle.

      nuntsukambebe - 2012-06-13 13:11

      its disturbing to note that there are peoplple who are less informd an yet vocharl on isssue that seek to undermine the intergrity of the organisation at large and suprizingly most are as stupid as u sound

  • Arnold - 2012-06-12 16:51

    Time to hand in the old beret boet

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