Media still waiting for news on Malema

2012-02-29 18:32

Johannesburg - Media were by 17:00 still waiting outside Luthuli House for news on the outcome of ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's mitigation hearing.

Malema had not arrived and it was unclear whether a statement on the outcome would be released by the ANC's national disciplinary committee, as promised earlier.

Policemen were stationed at the door to the ruling party's headquarters. The streets surrounding Luthuli House, in central Johannesburg, remained open to traffic, and there was no sign of Malema supporters.

Journalists were ordered not to stand near the building and told to go across the road.

Parked at the corner of the building, on Sauer Street, was a police van and a Nyala.

On February 4 the African National Congress's national disciplinary committee of appeals announced it had upheld the conviction of Malema and five ANCYL officials for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing divisions.

Malema was suspended for five years. League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi were suspended for periods ranging from 18 months to three years.

Their appeal against their sentences was dismissed. They were then allowed to present evidence in mitigation. The sentences were suspended pending the outcome of this hearing.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-02-29 18:36

    Really? You posted a story about there being NO news?

      Mike - 2012-02-29 19:20

      So Sorry, yet I expected it! As little as our "supposed to be Government" have guts? Oops...!

      jandreleroux - 2012-02-29 19:50

      Yes it is amazing A story that there is no story. The news is that there is no news! Meeting the quota he is!

      John - 2012-02-29 20:00

      Relax everyone.....They counting how many of us are realy waiting for those news... For all "tumbs hunters" Prepair your "copy and pasty"....and please, I want to read some fresh stuff.

  • Nigel - 2012-02-29 18:40

    Malema just wipes his ass on them, had it been a meeting on a new tender in Limpopo, Im sure he would have been there on time.

  • Ben - 2012-02-29 18:45

    Give the man a break. His mother had to wait 9 months for him.

      Robin - 2012-02-29 19:04

      And then she placed his head on the wrong end -- if one is to judge from the garbage he speaks.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-29 20:31

      Me thinks he's stupid enough to be hiding in a cupboard..or under a bed. Wonder how long he thinks he can avert the verdict..whatever it may be.

  • Robin - 2012-02-29 18:57

    If it wasn't for the idiot press whose only aim in life is to publish this kind of rubbish this single functional brain cell a-hole would have vanished into oblivion years ago - where he belongs!

  • Kim - 2012-02-29 19:02

    Just accept it juju, you are FIRED, goodbye

  • Ntokozo V Zwane - 2012-02-29 19:07

    "SA is affraid of free thinking young black males" lol im young, black and free thinking and yet i dislike you and what you stand for, a 30 year old man fighting to be part of a youth league, at what point in our country are you considered an adult and not youth ? And the true young, black lions you boastfully speak of are in school 'chief' fighting to earn a 'honest' days pay not runing around screaming for hand-outs. SA does NOT OWE YOU NOTHING 'COMRADE'

      Theo - 2012-02-29 20:18

      Halleluja ! Well said

  • altusvanzyl - 2012-02-29 19:11

    who is malema?

      Juan - 2012-02-29 19:21

      he is bodily orifice

      Poloyatonki - 2012-02-29 19:21

      Your Future President.

      William - 2012-02-29 20:04

      BLACK DEATH!!!!!!

  • Poloyatonki - 2012-02-29 19:13

    So news24 you are posting a story just to tell us there is no story.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-29 20:36

      @ Poloytonki.. Dont shoot the messenger.. if you can call News 24 that. They were just relying on the ANC leadership undertaking.

  • Piet - 2012-02-29 19:16

    The only good news will be that he was wiped of the face of the earth.

  • BmB - 2012-02-29 19:36

    What’s happening news24, because it’s been an hour since this ‘breaking news’ was posted! Are the media still waiting there? I can’t handle such suspense!

  • Pierre - 2012-02-29 19:44

    No one is really interested in what could have been South Africa's Idi Amin anymore.

  • FinalJustice - 2012-02-29 19:44

    I would really like someone to explain to me why on earth a simple disciplinary procedure in the ANC has to take 6 months? I'm thinking (a) sensation - 'cause there's been like the better part of 200+ articles about it in the past 6 months, (b) incompetence - just get it done with! Or (c) the lawyers involved here desperately need to earn their well deserved R1,000 per hour of tax payers money for all the sweat&tears pumped into this futile effort ...

  • William - 2012-02-29 19:58


      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-29 20:41

      William.. think you've got something there, after all the BLACK PLAGUE was and is caused by and carried by RATS

  • Charlie Van der Westhuizen - 2012-02-29 22:07

    jaag hom weg ! julle is koript ve die land! shame niemand sal hom miss nie?

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