Malema suspension effective immediately

2012-02-04 15:05

Johannesburg - The ANC’s national disciplinary committee of appeal upheld the decision by the organisation’s disciplinary committee to suspend Julius Malema for five years from the ANC Youth League, Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Saturday.

Appeals by  other senior ANCYL members, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi, were also dismissed.

Only one charge against the group was dropped, that of barging into a meeting. 

Speaking during the announcement of the NDCA’s decision, Ramaphosa said that defending the integrity and policy of the ANC was a declaration undertaken by all party members.

"I will defend...the integrity of the organisation and its principals and combat any tendency towards disruption and factionalism," committee chairperson Ramaphosa quoted from the oath taken by each ANC member.

The ANC's NDC last year found Malema guilty of provoking serious divisions in the league's parent body, the ANC, and bringing the organisation into disrepute.

Malema was suspended from the league for five years and told to vacate his position as president of the organisation.

Ramaphosa said the discipline of party members detailed in the ANC constitution was clear.

"The duty on ANC set out in Rule 5.2G is a duty to carry out lawful and reasonable instructions of the ANC ... this is the undertaking of the ANC constitution," said Ramaphosa.

"Consequently, the appellants arguments that the NDC ruling violates the principals of organisational discipline...must fail "

Last year, Malema said the league would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change.

Malema can challenge his suspension in court. His suspension is, however, effective immediately.

  • Brian - 2012-02-04 15:09


      Sean - 2012-02-04 15:25

      @Thabo - Lol ! Call your new party , FatBoy party ?

      Terco - 2012-02-04 15:25

      Interesting!!!. What will that Party be? how many millions of followers will it have? and.......where will the money come from, if any???

      Maya - 2012-02-04 15:25

      @Thabo - Hi Thabo you fb profile give away your stupid comment

      Squeegee - 2012-02-04 15:29

      Within weeks the HAwks will arrest Malema. Tata Malema, tata Mamillions.

      PieterJ100 - 2012-02-04 15:30

      thepiso, sentencing is not set aside. he might get off with a lesser sentence or more terms of ANC constitution and rules he must vacate until the NDC decides other money is on expulsion!! Now your leader can join Mbeki in the political wilderness...I hope he starts his own party..will divide the ANC even further making it a more level playing field for all!!! Your leader is not back, now for NPA, SARS, SIU and Mrs MADONSELA...Viva justice...thats it...

      Nick - 2012-02-04 15:35

      Dear Thabo. I'm sure the ANC government will be sad to hear that you refer to them as 'colonialist' .... after all, they have been in power for 18 years ... or have you just arrived back from exile in Libya ?

      ingrid.webbe - 2012-02-04 16:31

      LOL Thabo.

      Marius - 2012-02-04 16:32

      @Thabo: Thabo, heibo, did I not tell you to stay of the "intrawebs"? Seriously: We are all allowed our own opinion, so its okay brother!

      gauchet1 - 2012-02-04 16:51

      I wonder if this young lion can live on anything else but meat, because it seems the meat has been removed.....

      Hermann - 2012-02-04 17:05

      @Thabo, dream boy, dream.

      Spyker - 2012-02-04 17:07

      @Thabo.., "MAFUTA"..? WTF does that mean..? As far as I know it is a Swahili word for "FAT"... Ha, ha, ha - have you just blown your cover wide open, TROLL...

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-02-04 17:12

      Well Thabo, I hope he does split from the ANC, and COSATU too. That will be the end of the 67% ANC majority. In that case we will have a government with checks and balances instead of having the ANC riding roughshod over everything to achieve their corrupt aims. It could be the best thing that ever happened to this country. Viva Fatboy and his new party.

      Sinudeity - 2012-02-04 19:27

      Thabo - Its cold outside the ANC :P

      Blip - 2012-02-04 20:11

      Any attempt to appeal the sentence will result in the expulsion being extended -- quite likely for ever.

      Perfume5 - 2012-02-04 22:08

      @Thabo, I thought you are already free hmmmmmmmmm

      Kgaogelo - 2012-02-04 23:37

      Earlier, ANC spokesman Keith Khoza said this meant both Malema and Shivambu were stripped of their titles and party membership with immediate effect. However, the ANC released a statement on Saturday evening distancing themselves from Khoza's comment. "Comrade Keith has already apologised for speaking out of turn and without a mandate on a matter that resides with the NDC and other leading structures of the ANC," spokesman Jackson Mthembu said. Sapa understands that their suspension would only come into effect once the mitigation and aggravation processes were completed.

      Eduard - 2012-02-05 10:43

      Gullible @ Thabo Surely you cannot be that gullible, can you? Malema is a loose cannon and believes he is above the law. Malema is very similar to Gadafi/ Mubarak/ Hugo Chaves/ Mugabe. You really believe that a guy like that will do more good for the whole country than bad? You can take a horse to the water, but cannot make him drink…get it?

      Jacqui - 2012-02-05 12:39

      Thabo, Give him some time. He first have to finish building his mansion and maybe then he will have time for the likes of you.

      Tyson - 2012-02-06 12:46

      @Brain Hallelujah ___________________ I support that motion.

      Patrick - 2012-02-06 13:47

      Sean how about calling the party: P.O.E.S. Party Of Enormous Stupidity

  • sas.kloppers - 2012-02-04 15:10

    Serves him right, the jerk.

  • Helmut - 2012-02-04 15:12

    Its Time to Celebreate

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-04 16:18

      @ Tshepiso.. Jeez guy, are you realy all that stupid? .. or maybe your mother dropped you when you were a baby and you fell on your head. Your Juju is stuffed, screwd and gone with the wind. He's in his death throes now and you can't even see him kicking. In a year' time when anybody talks about him people will say: "Malema?? Malema who?"..then they'll say: "waite till the trash lorry comes" he's the guy in the black bag" ..Wake up man.. your ANC has done the country a moerse favour.. now live with it!

  • Assis - 2012-02-04 15:13

    Cyril for President.

      fred.booysen1 - 2012-02-04 15:49

      I agree such CLASS

      Hugo - 2012-02-04 16:35

      hold you horses

  • Deeteem - 2012-02-04 15:13

    Not the most flattering pic of the afrikaans box BUT good riddence to bad rubbish !!

  • Shirley - 2012-02-04 15:17

    Some SANITY at last!!!! Bye bye fatboy-hope your trustfund is full!

  • Julie - 2012-02-04 15:22

    Glory, Glory; HALLELUIAHA.............But he can still go to court.

  • Marius Koen - 2012-02-04 15:23

    I'm afraid he will be back. Take zuma as an example. Got fired, made a come back and ended up as the President.

      Hugo - 2012-02-04 16:42

      Fatboy is done and dusted,this is the ANC we are talking about,Quattro,Sandi Majali,Thami Zulu ring a bell? Fat one from seshego was becoming too big(pun intended) for his town, so his handlers decided to silence him a bit.If he continues to be a problem he could just'be shot in a hijack attempt and his merc found abondoned in soweto' kusemjibha la

  • ISO - 2012-02-04 15:24

    This calls for a celebration :)

  • punungwe - 2012-02-04 15:31

    They should not punish Julius for doing what they taught him. Isn't he behaving exactly the same way he did when the people controlling the ANC now were busy plotting the ouster of Mbeki?

  • Andre - 2012-02-04 15:33

    Juluis Malema - Who is this Juluis Malema - Never heard of him

      Trymore - 2012-02-05 07:12

      even if u can pretend u dont know him the fact is that u know him and is a popular black politician u will loath until you die

  • samtheboer - 2012-02-04 15:42

    Personally I hope he does form his own party. The more the ANC is divided, the better!!!!

      Trymore - 2012-02-05 07:47

      your satanic prayer will not make it this time why dont you pray for good things you always think divisive comrade malema is not lekota, he will wait for his suspension and come back strongly we will vote him to be the president so that the people like you will shiver to death all he want is the eqitable sharing of land among blacks and whtes and you feel threatened why, where did white people buy the land from that was a total corruption i think the investigation as to how the title deeds of about 200km was registered into the name of one person for how much must be instituted and we will see that the corruption that u are crying about who is the real corruptees

  • Renier - 2012-02-04 15:47

    Malema can now concentrate on his Fashion Label which are for the rich! To make profits bigger his label is made in China, a country where workers have few rights. He even wants to make money out of his supporters without supporting them. (My apologies for pasting a previous comment but I just have to reiterate what he actually stands for - Himself!

      Hugo - 2012-02-04 16:50

      The clothing line was not started by Malema but by a young mind from Mabopane.Apparently Malema is not too impressed and last time I checked he was not interested in the launching of the label.The young fellow went to China because no sponsorships were forthcoming locally.However I agree that the domestic worker'son is self centred and fat.

      Renier - 2012-02-04 23:40

      @Hugo: If Malema truly distanced himself from the "label" I would accept that I'm wrong. However I do not see the label to be allowed without Malema's permission.

  • Brent - 2012-02-04 15:48

    BANANA REPUBLIC, and we all know what eats bananas (Chuckle)

      Hugo - 2012-02-04 16:51

      big deal

  • Desmond - 2012-02-04 15:48

    @ Thabo - and into dictatorship loke many others to the north in Africa

  • dumi57 - 2012-02-04 15:51

    Zuma 5-0 JUJU

  • Norman - 2012-02-04 15:53

    finally the ANC is getting rid of the CORRUPTION!!! He has stolen from the poor!!Now he can go count all his cows!!

  • SeeVeeDeeEl - 2012-02-04 15:56

    Zuma 10, Malema 2, SA 0.

  • Colin - 2012-02-04 15:59

    The fact that someone like Malema has a following in sooooo utterly sad. And to think they are even proud of it. I don't have a high opinion of the ANC, but they keep on surprising me for stupidity.

  • william - 2012-02-04 16:00

    Fat boy, you are going down, please take your followers with you we dont need you or them in our country, infact not even on this planet. i see Winnie even has distanced herself from you. Your friend Thabo on this page wants you to free him and your gang to form your owen party well thats great as long as it's not in our country. viva juju, you Prick Head.

  • S'fiso - 2012-02-04 16:04

    Halleluja to the decisions taken by the NDCA to second the decision taken on the 10th NOV 2011 by NDC of the ANC to suspend the national leadership of the ANC YOUTH LEAGUE so now, lets shift from minor issues of MALEMA n CO n focus on the duties n responsibilities that the ANC of MADIBA,TAMBO,SISULU,LUTHULI,PIXLEY KA SEME,DUBE,MBEKI,MOROKA,KATHRADA AND ZUMA to mention few comrades from many who led from the front, who would to see a ANC they fought for, achieving its highest goal which is giving service delivery to all people of SA equally.

      Franco - 2012-02-04 16:31

      so true!!!!

      Anette - 2012-02-04 22:51

      Well put.

  • Fanie - 2012-02-04 16:25

    Well done Mr Ramaphosa. I congratulate you and your committee and the ANC to discipline a naughty child. At last you are showing commitment and being decisive.

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  • Fanie - 2012-02-04 16:32

    Malema and pals in crime, can start their own party. the problem in SA is that there is no party we can laugh at. In the olden days we had the Hertzogiette. So please fat cat and your boys, do start the new party.

      Trymore - 2012-02-05 07:21

      That is a satanic prayer all u are praying for is that ANC keep on splitting and foaming partis so that DA advances we know that, Malema FLOYD are the real cadres they are not like Lekota and Shilowa this time your satanic prayer will not make it

  • Mboneni - 2012-02-04 16:38

    The issue of Julias Malema is an ANC problem,they elevated his status to that of an important leader when in reality he was dead stupid,it was Jacob Zuma who hails this stooge as a greater leader in the making.When it suits Jacob Zuma,Malema was used as a loose cannon against his nemesis.When he turns against his master,he had to be subjected to this selective disciplinary processes.When will the people of South Africa realises a better life for all as promosed by the ANC.At this moment the ANC is busy fending off self inflicted errors to the detriment of the unemployed youth and the number of the unemployed keep increasing.Services to hospital are pathetic and our education system is crumbling.Jacob Zuma has proven to be divisive and as such the ANC will never be united

      Zion - 2012-02-04 16:51

      Your comment deserves the highest accolades possible. According to your words it is clear that Malema is nothing more than a loud mouth out to look to his own needs. I fully agree with you.

      Mosima - 2012-02-04 18:51

      true dat broer....south africa is de one suffering...ppl can focus on malema en say all nasty things....another malema will be created....problem here is de power behind ppl like malema.

      Anette - 2012-02-04 22:54

      Agree with you 100%.

      mary.kircher - 2012-02-04 23:55

      I agree completely !

  • Hermann - 2012-02-04 17:03

    And now he is going to go broke - hopefully.

      Trymore - 2012-02-05 07:22

      satani prayer

  • Sicelo Magagula - 2012-02-04 18:02

    The ANC is like tortoise it is slow but it acts decisively. It is easier for someone a revolutionary whilst he didn't do anything to call himself one. Well done comrade jacob Zuma. You must persist to punish this boy allies very hard.

  • Craig - 2012-02-04 19:20

    Wow, just face it ANCYL, you "leader" f-ed up and must pay the price. If you really think he can do you good, well then we all buggered. Cause he will rip this land apart

  • Elkieta - 2012-02-04 20:21

    The fishface party...

  • Kekeletso Nakeli - 2012-02-04 21:10

    Okay, if someone can just tell me, what's going to happen to his demolished house???

  • Mc - 2012-02-04 21:21

    After the dismissal of his appeal Juju was overheard saying "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me because I dont understand anything"

  • win.ndimfitu - 2012-02-04 21:23

    FOLKS, YOU DON`T GET IT! It`s not about Julius Malema, It has never been. The fight is economic emancipation for all vs those against equality,21st century slavery(very profitable). Malema is the divine sacrificial lamb whose blood will spark the African revolution. However, the seeds of equality have already been sown, a 1000 more Malema`s lie idly in the wings awaiting further instructions, white folks think it`s over and they can finally enjoy their hard looted booty, but this is by no means the end, this is the begining.....

      Jacqui - 2012-02-05 12:53

      You really believe this?. What a joke. Bring it on then.

  • Perfume5 - 2012-02-04 22:08

    Best news ever!!!!!!

  • Thabo - 2012-02-04 23:18

    These people are realy against our programmes of economic change,they can target our ANCYL president,but realy we wont be silenced.We will show them that,is not about Malema,this is all about the young lions.Ramaphosa also has short sided look,and we know that is the business partner to useless Zuma.No matter what,Mangaung will liberate us.We will make sure that we block all the ways of zuma not to come again in presidency.

      salva.muhinda - 2012-02-05 10:50

      You are right Thabo,We wont be silenced

      Jacqui - 2012-02-05 12:54

      Salva, you won't be silenced?. Why don't we hear you then?.

  • Arthur - 2012-02-05 06:32

    glad that its over now they should take him on for the 149 million theft charge ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the thief.

  • Trymore - 2012-02-05 07:07

    we are praying for a realy mitigating factors as u know juju has done a lot for ANC organisation and all he said even he might be wrong he was doing it for the total liberation of black people, he is young why was mandela not fired when he was a youth league leader defying the orders of his president Oliver Tambo and wanted to take arms and fight, you cant fire someone because u have differerant opinon, i dont say the disciplinary commitee's decision is wrong but the mitigating factors taking into consideration the youth's contribution to the organisation

  • CopperWoody - 2012-02-05 08:47

    Julius' new party = Farmer Brown? lol!

  • salva.muhinda - 2012-02-05 10:47

    I'm 100% behind JUJU, the truth will always be there! Malema you are a HERO

  • Mboneli - 2012-02-05 11:32

    I am not suprise about Malema's suspension and even if he wants to contest this decision in court it will be difficult but what he could do is that he must go back to NEC of the ANC to put his apology because when you look his charges indeed he will be out.And one of the things that were mentioned is the breakdown of the organisation which caused by him and other things, also ANC is suffer mostly by the current tension- filled political situation where those young leaders want their own principal leaders and also mention the name of Mr Kgalema Motlante as their President,Fikile Mbalula as their secretary general and Tokyo as their deputy pres now that is the dilema among the members of the organisation and in this occation all eyes are in mangaung where the ANC will host its confference, the debate will be around the policies and the leadership of this organisation.

  • duggancraig - 2012-02-13 01:07

    It's hard to understand why one, in such a precarious situation such as that in which Julius finds himself, would continue to aggrevate the situation by making such inflammatory statements. Rather unintelligent move, I would of thought! Of course they will use his statements against him, and he has no one to blame but himself!

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