No secret hearing for Malema

2011-09-09 15:30

Cape Town - The ANC will announce a new venue for the disciplinary hearing against Julius Malema and four other youth league leaders later on Friday, spokesperson Keith Khoza said.

"We are just meeting now to finalise the decision," he said.

Khoza said the party had dropped plans to keep the location for the four-day hearing secret, because there was a risk supporters would then still protest outside Luthuli House in downtown Johannesburg.

"If we kept it secret they were still going to come here. It is going to be outside the CBD," he told Sapa.

The party would choose a venue outside the city's central business district to prevent a repeat of the violence that disrupted business activity when Malema first appeared before the panel last Tuesday.

"It is not that we are allowing protest, but we cannot wish it away either."

Protesters rampaged outside Luthuli House in support of Malema last week, pelting police and journalists with half-bricks and setting fire to T-shirts emblazoned with the face of President Jacob Zuma.

Downtown law firm BDK Attorneys said its clients were too scared to come into the area, and threatened legal action if the ANC failed to move the hearing from the party's headquarters.

Khoza said Malema would appear before the national disciplinary panel on Sunday and would probably be present on the remaining three days of the hearing as well.

He will answer four charges, including bringing the ANC into disrepute and dividing the party, and risks expulsion from its ranks.

ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, his deputy Kenetswe Mosenogi, and treasurer general Pule Mabe also face charges of compromising the party's reputation and of disrupting an ANC meeting.

Khoza said it was hard to speculate how long the six-member disciplinary panel, headed by Derek Hanekom, would need to deliberate.

  • Vullis - 2011-09-09 15:36

    IOL says that Malema will be given a Warning only for now and sentencing being suspended if any further issues arise

      Humpme Dumpm - 2011-09-09 15:51

      The problem with your theory is that he is already on a suspended sentance, and if the ANC don't act decisively, they'll be signing the demise of Zuma, Mantashe etc. They've charged him, now they have to follow through, if not they will have egg on their face. It would have been a different story if they had'nt publicly announced the charging. I agree, they're probably trying to find a good exit strategy, its a no win situation....someone has to lose

      Vullis - 2011-09-09 15:55

      Knowing the ANC, they are capable of anything in this country. Mogoeng Mogoeng has been appointed to amend the constitution (Land Reform, Info Bill, etc). I bet Malema will be back and running for a position in the party next year....

      Vullis - 2011-09-09 16:08

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      jowza - 2011-09-09 16:08

      Typical your screaming for when malema is no more

      Amos Rakgots - 2011-09-09 16:14

      Think the Law Firm should in any case sue Juju and ANCYL for business lost and discomfort for that day.....

      Vullis - 2011-09-09 16:26

      lol, i am soooooooooooooooooooo drunk already!! WORLD CUP WOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-09 16:28

      This is why its good news....the garbage men(anc,cause that seems the only job they qualified for) take the rubbish(YL supporters,cause thats what they are) with them to the new venue the dump site(cause that is what every place becomes when the YL decide to protest) you see at least all of it is going away from the CBD where honest people trying to make a living are

      DW - 2011-09-09 16:33

      Poloy - please state, with valid reasons, why the charges should be dropped. Would it not be better for him to have a hearing and be found not guilty? Just like we wanted way back for JZ on the corruption charges? And you insisted then that the charges should be dropped - which they were. Now you cry about that.

      DeonL - 2011-09-09 16:40

      Poly for flyhalve!

      Ripley - 2011-09-09 16:40

      @Poloyatonki What seems to be the problem ...... run out of anything intelligent to say perhaps ?

      Slapper - 2011-09-09 16:44

      @ Polly. All together now, Polly wants a cracker……up his *#*#

      grod - 2011-09-09 16:58

      I think Poly gets his rocks off from the all the downvotes..

      Succubus - 2011-09-09 19:23

      Poloyatonki, You repeat your self quite a lot for an educated person. Are you aware of that Poloyatonki?

  • Slapper - 2011-09-09 15:39

    Make him Ambassador to Antarctica and it will please even the highly educated ANCYL

      jowza - 2011-09-09 16:09

      send him on a fact finding mission to mars

      Amos Rakgots - 2011-09-09 16:15

      Send him to Botswana so he can be arested for terorism...

  • Bok Fan - 2011-09-09 15:59

    The city of JHB must sue the ancyl for causingg havoc. Juju can pay the settlemnt from his ill-gotten millions

      Vullis - 2011-09-09 16:00

      thats like suing your baby brother

      Ripley - 2011-09-09 16:42

      @Poloyatonki What seems to be the problem ....... run out of anything intelligent to say perhaps ?

  • Tassenberg - 2011-09-09 15:59

    Please can you make the venue on one of Julius's properties and please leave the gates open for the protesters.

  • Proudly SA - 2011-09-09 16:07

    C-Max will be good venue for hearings; sleepovers can be arranged and protestors welcome

  • Phaedioux - 2011-09-09 16:10

    This whole episode is dragging on for far too long now - same as for all the other issues being dealt with. Except, of course, when it comes to putting 'their man' in charge of the Constitutional court!

  • DeonL - 2011-09-09 16:11

    Rather Putsonderwater or Geenfontein.

  • Robschele - 2011-09-09 16:17

    I hope Malema will never forget September Twenty Eleven.

  • Slartibartfast - 2011-09-09 16:25

    WTF!!! This is SO typical South African!!! "We, the ANC, KNOW our people will behave like criminals, therefore we will change all our plans to cater for their criminality!!" BUT ... do not DARE call us or our supporters criminals, else we will have you up on hate-speech charges so fast your heads will spin!! Good-golly-gosh man!!!

  • Ripley - 2011-09-09 16:36

    Hold the hearing in the middle of the Kalahari - only place where the idiot supporters can't find anything to break.

  • Dal68 - 2011-09-09 16:41

    Puppet can these inferior anc a-holes discipline their future facist leader......

  • Kate - 2011-09-09 17:25


  • Janine - 2011-09-09 20:11

    Why not have it in Malema's front garden? That way, if the ANCYL want to riot they will have something large to direct their anger at.

  • Cejewe - 2011-09-09 20:26

    Die wederkoms moet naby wees...

  • Piet Skiet - 2011-09-10 08:50

    ANC too scared to fire this rascist - they will face the wrath of the youth and a possible split in the party. Zuma will be the fallguy. Maybe not a bad thing, he is after all quite useless at leading the nation.

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