No word on ANCYL appeal

2012-03-19 12:51

Johannesburg - There was no word on Monday about when the ANC Youth League's leaders will meet the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal (NDCA).

ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza confirmed that embattled ANCYL president Julius Malema, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa lodged appeals last week.

"[But] we don't know when the NDCA will meet," said Khoza.

The deadline for the three to lodge their appeals against sanctions meted out against them by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) was Wednesday.

Malema was expelled from the ANC for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute by unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to that of former president Thabo Mbeki, and for remarks about bringing about regime change in Botswana.

He remains ANCYL president until all options to overturn his expulsion have been exhausted.

Shivambu and Magaqa were also found guilty of sowing division and for bringing the ANC into disrepute.

ANCYL lashes out

Shivambu was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.

Magaqa was suspended for three years for making derogatory remarks about Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba. This was suspended for three years on condition that he apologise to Gigaba within 15 days.

Magaqa apologised to Gigaba, in a statement sent to the media, on March 10.

On Friday, the ANCYL said it would reconsider its appeal following comments by Zuma at a business breakfast in Port Elizabeth.

He said the youth league had to accept that it needed to appoint a new president and move on.

He said the ANC had no choice but to apply the constitution of the party and "the constitution is very clear".

He acknowledged that Malema's appeal process was still underway.

"[But] I think at the end of the day that has drawn to a conclusion," Zuma said.

The ANCYL lashed out Zuma and questioned whether it should in fact pursue the appeal process considering Zuma had already pronounced on it.

Premature expulsion

"President Zuma's proclamation that the ANCYL will have to have a new president is a premature expulsion of ANCYL president [Malema] even before the NDCA could listen to evidence on whether the sanction of the NDC is sound," it said.

"In light of the president's utterances, the ANCYL will consult with relevant structures... to determine whether we should go ahead with the ... appeal process when the president of the ANC has already announced its outcomes."

Khoza said on Monday that there had been no talks yet between the ANC and the ANCYL.

The ANCYL was not immediately available for comment.

Despite Malema's expulsion, the ANCYL has remained defiant, with provincial leaders insisting that he will stay leader of the ANCYL.

Should Malema's appeal fail, he can ask the ANC's national executive committee to review the matter.

Should this also fail, he can raise it on the floor of the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in December, however this would be unprecedented in the party's 100-year history.

  • Gary - 2012-03-19 13:09

    And so the CIRCUS continues ......

  • Peter - 2012-03-19 13:10

    A President that does not even understand the laws of this country, idiot!!! You do not pronounce on issues that are still on the roll. The Youth League will once again use this against the ANC, way to go Zuma.

      Archie - 2012-03-19 16:32

      He dosent have to worry they said they will rule until the next coming of JESUS.By then there will be nothing left.

      kobie.nel1 - 2012-03-19 17:16

      Why????, check out the man next to Zuma in the video Check out the video especialy.

  • jamesbond - 2012-03-19 13:14


  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-03-19 13:20

    Lazy journalism. What else didn't happen today?

  • Frank - 2012-03-19 13:26

    The African solution - guilty of treason - firing squad - problem solved.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-19 13:28

    what a laugh!!! This is what happens when you allow stupid people into power... MUGABE was our lesson but we think we better... ha aha ha joke is on us

  • Philip - 2012-03-19 13:31

    To quote from a song by Bob Dylan "There selling postcards of the hanging they are painting the postcards brown the beauty parlour is filled with sailors the circus is in town" What more can I say.

  • Thandi - 2012-03-19 13:46

    Why is there still no word you ask - because the process that is being applied is being manipulated to ensure that a decision to finally axe him will never be made. It has been a farcical routine of suspension, appeal, ponder the appeal, appeal the appeal, ponder some more, appeal the appeal against the appeal, waste some more time, appeal yet again.........and so it will go on, at least until the end of the year when the elective conference will make some screwed up decision that has fatboy appointed to some position of importance, and the whole farcical process will be turned on its head. And the knuckleheads in the ANCorruption will assume that the rest of us are just as stupid as they are and will be fooled by this 'smoke and mirrors'. The sheep in the ANCYL will be appeased. The morons in the ANC will still be confused. The rest of us will be pissed-off. The showerhead/fatboy soapie will never reach any conclusion. The losers will be the total population of SA

      cgryvenstein - 2012-03-19 14:17

      Very wise words...

      Archie - 2012-03-19 16:27

      thandi you are right.while our useless teachers produce dumber students we will continue to get stupid and thieving poilticians.What the constitution should have had was that politicians had to be of the best intelect and ability before they could be elected to lead the country forward.Instead we have fools who cant see past the next bribe.

      Nigel - 2012-03-19 17:13

      Ewe Thandi, the anc is hearding the Indlovu so that they get votes & tenders & don't have to deliver.

  • Pieter - 2012-03-19 14:03

    If recall Jacob means cheater

  • Jennifer - 2012-03-19 14:16

    Why does he get so many options to appeal? Even people faced with life imprisonment have less opportunity to appeal. Right from the start he said he was willing to step down; now when he's asked to, he won't.

      Archie - 2012-03-19 16:21

      jennifer there is the gravy train to consider,once he falls off that his 400 million or so will soon evaporate,what with 16 million house etc and a lavish lifestyle to feed.I am sure by now rhe tax man could take him down but the politicians are interfering (perhaps juju has lots of dirt on them) it seems in our country that once money is stolen it dosent have to be recovered.

  • Nompendulo - 2012-03-19 16:42

    i just understand why our youth would even want to keep Julius as our leader... like really. even Thabo was saying that its time that we rebel...

  • Nigel - 2012-03-19 17:10

    stop giving this Thug air time

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-19 18:23

    What pumps up Malemas ego? US..US!!!My son pointed this out to me when he saw me typing away on my keyboard.We are fueling his fire every time we punch in our reactions to this dumb individual statements. Our Trolls will also be affected if we make a pact to instantly stop any comments to do with MALEMA... besides most of us are so sick and tired of won't be difficult for us at all...OK are you guy's with me? From this moment as of now lets stop our keyboards on MALEMA.

  • Krish - 2012-03-19 22:05

    F O

  • pisciotta - 2012-03-25 23:40

    What real purpose does the ANCYL serve today? What if it was simply abolished. Solve two problem. Malema and the waste of tax payers money.

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