Still no word on Malema's appeal

2012-01-31 18:18

Johannesburg - There was still no word on Tuesday on the outcome of suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's appeal hearing, which was concluded a week ago.

Malema and five other senior ANCYL leaders were suspended in November last year after being found guilty of sowing division within the ANC and bringing the party into disrepute.

This was due to, among other things, comments about bringing about a regime change in Botswana.

"We will do a press conference once it [the outcome] is finalised," African National Congress spokesperson Keith Khoza said.

He could not give a date for the briefing.

Dali Mpofu, Malema's lawyer, said if there was an outcome the media would be told about it.

"It will be announced in due course."

He said he was not in a position to comment on questions related to the hearing, or Malema's expectations regarding the outcome.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-31 18:38

    Are they hoping that by delaying the verdict that they have overturned the ban,this will appease us? How hard can YES or NO be?

      Sipho - 2012-01-31 19:04


      ubhejane - 2012-01-31 20:16

      Sipho, what is a draadsitter? Didn't you mean draadtrekkers?

      Bert - 2012-01-31 21:40

      So Moziz, if Shirley is a member of the ANC (A Nest of Criminals), she smells ok? You absolute piece of illiterate garbage. Curl up somewhere, you're wasting oxygen

      Boer - 2012-02-01 01:08

      I dont think that's gonna happen in this case. This is too much of a high profile case around the world. You cant go around singing hatred songs towards a certain group of people.

  • Jou - 2012-01-31 18:47

    Looking at Malema's beret in the picture...if he is indeed a revolutionary, would he then not have received some form of military training at some point? The reason I ask is because he has no clue how to wear a looks like it would be more at home on a granny's head..or a teapot.

      Max - 2012-01-31 19:10

      You must really get with the program in the new South Africa, if you saw someone build a house you are a builder, if you saw someone design a building you are an architect, Malema saw a revolutionary on television....

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-01-31 18:48

    News24 stop boring us rather update us when there is a word on the appeal.

      Vegi - 2012-01-31 19:06

      Good point.

  • Vegi - 2012-01-31 18:51

    The ANC is not answerable to non members. It has no duty to relay the verdict to News24 or to ordinary citizens. It is not Malema's citizenship that was suspended, it is his membership of the ANC. The verdict will be relayed to Malema and other affected people and the media and the general public may or may not be informed, depending on what the ANC fancies. You must learn to differentiate between country and party business.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-01-31 19:00

      Vegi that is an excellent point. So as this is party business as you so eloquently put it, all the time spent by senior party people should be paid for by the party? and therefore if they are also senior government officials, I would hope that it would be made a matter of public record that they officially took leave in order to spend an inordinate amount of their time on what was an internal party discilplinary matter? Maybe we should ask Mrs Zille to ask the question in parlaiment? Because, you see, this is not country business, this is party business..

      Sipho - 2012-01-31 19:03

      Hey Vegetable, what about the R100m of "country money" that was spent on the ANC Party 100 year celebrations? Wake up Man!

      Vegi - 2012-01-31 19:20

      What is the source of your information,Sipho. According to my sources ANC money was used.

      Burtfred - 2012-01-31 19:46

      Oh no! The whole tone of the place has just gone down. Vegi has woken up and posted some drivel.

      J.D. - 2012-01-31 19:52

      Hi Vegi so you and cancer is still busy trying to understand things that was discovered and understood many years ago. I can just imagine how it must feel to be retarded.

      Derek - 2012-01-31 19:53

      You are clearly in a vegetative state, this is exacly the ANC's problem that they cannot distinguish between part and state, therefore they do not have a clue what represents a conflict of interest when they dip their fingers into the country till.

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-31 21:47

      @ Vegi. Prove it. I want a detailed report including who paid for the army, police, helicopters, transport officials, etc. Then after that you can send me the financial records demonstrating where the rest of the money came from.

      Sipho - 2012-02-01 12:39

      The source is this newspaper moegoe!

  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-31 19:01

    So to sum up the article: "we as news24 would just like you to know that we don't have any news"

      Herman - 2012-01-31 20:04

      and we will delete your comment if it offends any of our anc buddies......

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-31 21:51

      You too?

  • Matete Frank Kekana - 2012-01-31 19:06

    news24 en malema again, am sure tis guys made millions of rands 4 u guys(news24) just to mention his name africa en world log into ur site.

  • ISO - 2012-01-31 19:18

    I can not wait to hear the words "Malema suspended from politics" and "Malema found guilty for tax invasion" South Africa is going to have one big celebration!

      Lara - 2012-01-31 19:59

      Tax invasion? Oh yes, people invade me with your taxes, please!!!

      rooikat - 2012-01-31 20:02

      Tax evasion. You should be found guilty for butchering the English language.

      ISO - 2012-01-31 21:04

      Jy kry die punt ;)

      Merven - 2012-02-01 08:05

      I think Malema must get a knife invasion.

  • Esethu - 2012-01-31 19:30

    Since when does nothing make headlines. I'm convinced he's buying the press.

  • Vegi - 2012-01-31 19:32

    Malema should sue News24 for anauthorized use of Trademark or Brand. When its coffers are going down, News24 activates the Malema Brand or Trademark to prop up the sagging sales. They know that as soon as the Malema name is mentioned in a headline, there is going to be a run on that particular News24 publication. South Africans of all races and persuasions, the lazy unionists, former oppressors, the corrupt spongers and the general citizenry may even cause a stampete to get hold of a publication in which the "Malema" name is mentioned. I am not exaggerating when I say that the SA media has to date made more than a billion rands in profit by the mere mention of the "Malema" name. Mr Malema must get hold of a good lawyer and demand what is due to him.

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-31 21:49

      'Mr Malema must get hold of a good lawyer and demand what is due to him.' He's due a good kick in the rump. I'd be happy to oblige. Btw he can't afford a lawyer since he can't pay his membership fees.

  • Barbara - 2012-01-31 19:35

    Malema is a public figure and therefore his outcome is public interest. His utterings affect the country - not the party. Vegi, stop talking crap. And yes, his disciplinary and appeal will ultimately come out of the country coffers as the ANC cannot differentiate between the 2 and see the country as their own private bank account.

      Vegi - 2012-01-31 19:53

      You are talking from your heart and not from your head, so I will not respond to your unfounded allegations.

  • Sylvia - 2012-01-31 19:59

    And this is news worth reporting??

  • Chris Van Der Linde - 2012-01-31 20:33

    I dont want to hear any more 'word' about Malema until im an old man drinking my bells!

  • braamc - 2012-01-31 21:08

    Juliass going to see his ass?

      TheWatcher - 2012-01-31 21:50

      Well it would make a change to him always speaking out of it.

  • Attie - 2012-02-01 05:05

    the a n c has no balls to say yes or no as they are so scared of this idiot

  • Mark - 2012-02-01 06:11

    Another Zimbabwe?????

      Mike - 2012-02-01 12:09

      no worse.

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