Malema ruling welcomed

2012-02-05 14:36

Johannesburg - The DA and FF Plus youth bodies on Sunday welcomed the ANC's upholding Julius Malema's suspension as the leader of its youth league.

"We hope that this marks the end of a period of sensationalist, bully politics that gave attention to one individual at the expense of real and substantive issues facing the youth," Democratic Alliance Youth leader Makashule Gana said in a statement.

The Freedom Front Plus Youth said the ANC Youth League leader and his spokesperson Floyd Shivambu had damaged South Africa's reputation.

"With his comments on nationalisation he scared off foreign investors, while his racial attitudes harmed relations within the country," FF Plus Youth leader Wouter Wessels said in a statement.

The African National Congress's disciplinary committee of appeals on Saturday announced that the attempt by Malema, Shivambu and four other ANCYL officials to have their suspensions overturned, had been dismissed.

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

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-02-05 14:42

    It's a pity Winnie didn't do a Stompie on him

      Graham - 2012-02-05 14:59

      I think the DA are secretly disappointed that Malema is gone. Malema's policies would have made us the laughing stock of the world, bankrupted the country etc. With the economy massively ruined, voters would have turned to the DA in droves! Most Marxist and formerly Marxist countries continue to make incremental steps towards capitalism - even Cuba and China now have growing middle classes. Malema would have led the country the other way, bankrupting it in his attempt to buy internationally owned mining assets for nationalization reasons. The fall from this would have destroyed the anc in the eyes of voters...

      goyougoodthing - 2012-02-05 15:09

      Graham he would have incited genocide, no one wants that.

      Graham - 2012-02-05 15:16

      He would not have been able to carry out genocide as he would have needed taxes from all races to nationalize even just half of the mines - he just said stuff to get the unemployed on side. DA will also miss him because he makes Lindi Mazibuko look even cleverer!

      Thandiwe - 2012-02-05 15:19

      I hope the ANCYL now change and promote education and youth entrepreneurs! I got mocked by someone high up in the youth league, because I have a master's degree in engineering which is supposedly an "anti-revolutionary" thing to do!

      Lungani - 2012-02-05 15:22

      We know the uneducated nearly stole this country through people who make the most noise. Some of us saw it when many educated ANC brains were chased away together with former president Mbeki by Juju's uneducated group. Hence corruption and laziness spiraled among the Juju's group through mass grabbing because of notion of "ENTITILEMENT". It was a painfull period as uneducated beasts takes over issues that needs brains to resolve. ANC has done the right thing and trying to put its old values back into the masses.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-02-05 15:26

      Graham I hear you but I don't think Julius and his crew are capable nor care about anything they talk about. All they want is free money and the biggest house. If the mines are in a state of disrepair who cares, it's just another thing to sell, plunder etc so that Juju can be rich. A working mine would mean money for all, that is certainly not his policy.

      Burtfred - 2012-02-05 16:45

      @ Graham Don't worry about Malema no longer leading the downward charge. There are lots more megalomaniac ars***les in the ANC to carry on where he left off.

  • Ian - 2012-02-05 14:44

    good riddance to useless fat rubbish

      gary.lancellas - 2012-02-05 15:56

      He Julius is a fat ridiculous waste of a sperm and egg cell !!! A disgrace to the human race !!!

      Lordwick - 2012-02-05 16:12

      @Gary,that's very bad comment to start with? The man is gone and so it's time for south africa to unite!!!

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-02-05 14:45

    I didnt embrace Malema and his cronnies, so does the FF, DA, ANC worse for Afriforum.

      Barefoot - 2012-02-05 14:49


  • Jamiu Peleowo - 2012-02-05 14:51

    Good riddance!

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2012-02-05 14:52

    There is wrong types of politics in S.A, i hate politics that go along ethinic or racial lines.

  • Jamiu Peleowo - 2012-02-05 14:53

    Can someone give JZ his machine-gun now?!? Many battles ahead.

  • Blane - 2012-02-05 15:09

    Another day , another fairy tale

  • Maggyone - 2012-02-05 15:23

    excuse my spelling and grammer i was typing way too fast.i know my typing skills are up to standard.nevertheless, i think you got the message and i hope the anc and you jujus enemies have not miscalculated jujus support cos if u did u are in lot of trouble.we are in for a political war.dont right jujus name out just yet,got that!i rest my case

      Geoffrey James Hamlyn - 2012-02-05 15:38

      dream on

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-02-05 15:46

      Your grammar and spelling is comparable to your hero's woodwork.

      Pieter Uys - 2012-02-05 16:02


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      Bokfan - 2012-02-05 16:05

      Hi Maggy If you'd like living in an african dictatorship so much why don't you move to Zim. Theres a readymade just waiting for you. For a prosperous future vote DA. PS Matome took some great snaps at your folks wedding hey.

      sefeddt - 2012-02-05 16:08

      Odd, if he did have all this support how come is it he was only eleceted at no17 in the PEC. Surely if he was poular and well liked he would have been at least top 5

      Durbanite88 - 2012-02-05 17:20

      Sounds like Maggy Moonsamy who worships every filthy ground Malema walks and defends every rubbish this potbelly has been propagating, she's just being idiotic. Malema is gone..he can mitigate anything he wants but the fact of the matter is that he will be vacating his seat soon.

      Jana - 2012-02-05 18:56

      Maggyone: the one must stand for your IQ !

  • Andrew - 2012-02-05 15:28

    I sort of hope he doesn't go away, but forms a new right wing african national socialist party so that all the real racists in the ANC can stand up and be counted. That would give me the critical clue I need to judge the future of this country - What proportion of the ANC's supporters are true democrats and what proportion are african Nationalists?

  • Eddie - 2012-02-05 15:38

    Good ridance to bad rubbish!!

  • idille.borchers - 2012-02-05 15:49

    Well done to Cyril Ramaphosa and his committee for having the balls to oust Julius and his evil little gang. JZ was conspicious by his silence and his absence. Coward.

      Barefoot - 2012-02-05 18:29

      Zuma as president of the ANC and one of the complainants couldn't possibly be a member of the disciplinary committee that's my reasoning

  • John - 2012-02-05 16:29

    The mannor with which the ANC delivered the judgement yesterday has won them a lot of credibility . its just a pity that they allowed this cretin so much rope , as his actions showed all that is negative in our society.

  • Lordwick - 2012-02-05 16:38

    Even if ANC got rid of him like they claim,this guy had been sent by the same ANC!!!they were testing waters with him as the mouthpiece.Julias was used and therefore don't be surprised to hear agin from him.Hope we all remeber Tony "Mercedes benz" Yengini who was suspended but now decision making in the panel of decision making(NEC of ANC) for south africa which recently passed the secrecy information bill.Majority of News24 would be disapointed.we must just unite against ANC to oust it from ruling this half-quaterly destroyed and heavily looted country.

  • rory.short1 - 2012-02-05 16:55

    The attitudes of the suspended ANCYL leaders did not help with the healing of our nation. It is better that they are suspended. It does not mean that the problems that they are a manifestation of have gone away. Those problems still need to be addressed my only hope is that the ANC intends doing so.

  • Tebogo Terence - 2012-02-05 17:15

    huh FF plus,whats that?,i've looking for remote party during the elections but i couldn't find you,are you going to run for the next elections!

  • Jim - 2012-02-05 17:32

    I hope this is going to be the trigger to finally split the ANC which is really a "Coalition Government" into the various fragments it is comprised of. Originally the the basis for the "Tri Partite Alliance" was that they were all were united against "Apartheid" and that made a lot of sense before 1994. Now the "Alliance" is basically a Coalition Government with three (or four) different agendas (ANC - split into two agendas), COSATU for a LEFT wing agenda and SACP supporting a Markist Leninist agenda which has no relevance today even in the "old" Russia or todays China. Since 1994 this South African alliance has slowly broken apart into it's individual "goals" for South Africa. There are now major differences between the "Visions" for South Africa varying between the ANC (Two separate visions depending on who you support), COSATU and the SACP who are a redundant organisation with no real membership to rely upon. The solution is that the ANC has to split into it's two factions as soon as possible and the various factions must then combine with COSATU or the SACP to allow the real struggle for the future of South Africa to gain momentum and move into the future. The country needs that split to happen now and the "VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE" from the various parties need to be published as soon as possible for the electorate to decide upon before the elections in 2004

  • Eddie - 2012-02-05 22:39

    Hi there guys,as the lady says early on dont throw julius away just yet.This is an african country and there still going to be alot of politics fighting in the ANC for power and money man.Its been proven in all african country that they will milk the cow untill there nothing left and then blame each other or apartheid for the down fall of the country,lets hope and pray for all our sakes that we have someone to stand up and become a real leader in this country like Mr Mandela and FW deklerk was.

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