Respect ANC disciplinary process - Sexwale

2012-03-05 09:13

Johannesburg - The disciplinary process against ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema should be respected, Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said in a report on Monday.

"I think one can only say, you know, we all did what we could," Sexwale said, according to SABC radio news, after being asked to comment on Malema's expulsion.

"The situation also has to respect the processes that have unfolded. The ANC is a very old organisation. It thinks things through, it thinks very carefully and we are not prone to thinking that we are bigger than ourselves.

"The ANC cannot be bigger than itself... what has occurred, has occurred. As members of the ANC there's an internal [code of conduct] that we adhere to and I cannot say more."

Malema was expelled from the African National Congress last week for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing divisions.

He has two weeks to appeal.

At the time of Malema's disciplinary hearing, Sexwale was among those who testified in his favour.

  • slawek.puk - 2012-03-05 09:26

    Sexwale, talking a bit of sense finally. But not to benefit the country but his political and entrepreneurship.

      Foc - 2012-03-05 10:05

      Sexwale was very supportive of JuJu but only to a point then he realised where his loyalties SHOULD lie to have a future ... I do not think we realise how powerful the ANC is ... all these guys; ministers; politicians; business people realise that they are ABSOLUTELY ZERO if they dont support the ANC. Lekota 'thought' with Cope he can cause damage ... but it failed miserably. ANCYL will only make a noise but deep down they all know they doomed without the ANC...

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-05 11:00

      @Foc So true, fortunately , its going to take a while longer , before we have the ( Saif ) Sexwale DICTATORSHIP !!!!!!

      John - 2012-03-05 12:24

      Sex whale is really a confused fence-sitter. The one moment he supports Malema - when he thought Malema would survive the debacle......and now that Malema's political future has been thwarted because of his expulsion from the ANC, Sex whale suddenly takes the ANC side. My respect for him have dropped like a stone. At one stage I thought he would make a good president....not anymore. He follows people that he thinks can further himself, and when they are no longer in a position of power then he goes against them. Limp-wristed, spineless amoeba

      slawek.puk - 2012-03-05 12:42

      @iPixel.I suppose that's how politicians are. Sex good one

  • Jacqui - 2012-03-05 09:40

    Sexwale again. The ANC thinks things through but he doesn't

      shaun.shrosbree - 2012-03-05 09:47

      Yes agree, he seems to be trying to save face with the ANC as he was seen as defending fatboy

  • Nicholas - 2012-03-05 09:49

    Do I detect Tokyo Sexwale now trying to back peddle on his support for Malema?

      Nigel - 2012-03-05 11:43

      yup, & now for the rich politically connected businessmen to be exposed that are behind Malemas push for the get richer at the expense of the country Nationalisation plan, lets see how long they support JM, we still don't their names, I'm sure Sexwale was one of them.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-05 09:49

    YES ANCYL...!! are you listening!?

  • Mpho - 2012-03-05 09:50

    Your advice is more suitable to Malema and his cronnies including yourself

  • Den - 2012-03-05 10:09

    so funny that you wipe out my comments, truth hearts hey news24 political puppets

      E=MC2 - 2012-03-05 10:33

      the sensor police are out in full force lately!

  • Sinudeity - 2012-03-05 10:18

    sexwhale is only loyal to money,he used talk about zuma as an idiot,but today he pretends to be on zuma's side.what a snake.

  • Mhlonso - 2012-03-05 10:33

    Sexwale has no backbone. He sways with the wind. He will say anything to save his skin.

  • Andre - 2012-03-05 10:41

    he is trying to score brownie points here after he backed the wrong horse! (read: Julius Malema)

  • Mtizozo - 2012-03-05 10:43

    There is different between reveiwing the law than changing the law,, Well done ANC by taking a closser look at these issues that has be a problem for the past 18 yrs of democracy,,

  • Christopher - 2012-03-05 10:50

    "The organization thinks things through"- Thinks how to steal from its own people, how to screw the South African people over, how to make life living in South Africa crappy, well done keep thinking...I bet you going to think that Malema should continue to stay in the ANC as this has carried on for well over a year and he has served his time...

  • Shakhane - 2012-03-05 10:54

    Double face sexwale,he must tell that to the kinda gardens.If I was him I was just going to shut my mouth.Who is he tring to fool,malema or zuma?

  • Nigel - 2012-03-05 11:06

    what he is saying is "the coup failed, we did our best but, the enemy won & I still want to be part of raping the poor gravy train"

  • jim.dickson2 - 2012-03-05 11:09

    Is this a disciplinary process or a soap operas?

  • patricmthombeni - 2012-03-05 11:57

    Finaly, the man changes his tune!

  • mdy.chauke - 2012-03-05 12:38

    True Mr Sexwale it will gravious mistake for the ANC to think that it is bigger than it's masses remember it is the people,especially the poor that makes ANC to be ANC through their votes&Julius Malema & the other leaders of ANCYL have raised a very important issue associated with the needs of poor South African masses "mine nationalisation & land redistribution.

  • Sinudeity - 2012-03-05 13:26

    I can't wait for Juju to launch his party.He'll get my vote.

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-05 13:59

    Mr Sexwale is one confuzzed individual.

  • thozi - 2012-03-05 16:04

    This Chap first wanted a nomination as president of the ANC. Mbalula, ANCYL headman at the time, rebuked him sharply. With a tail between the legs, he declared his unconditional support to Zuma so he can get a piece of small action, as well as a chance to 'linger' around. Then he saw Malema as a potential investment and declared his unconditional love again - until Malema was declared bankrupt of sane ideas. But, as crafty as he is, he's still not sure if he should trample on Malema fat carcass - lest he survives. You know... just in case.

  • pages:
  • 1