The Democratic Alliance Youth urged respect on Thursday for the ANC's internal processes regarding the expulsion of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and other senior office bearers.
"We urge all involved to respect the internal processes of the ruling party so that South Africa can now move beyond the period of sensationalist, bully politics that characterised Julius Malema's tenure and turn its attention to the many substantive issues facing the youth."
These issues ranged from massive youth unemployment to a lack of access to tertiary education and a generation of primary school pupils who were scarcely numerate or literate, DA Youth leader Makashule Gana said.
"Julius Malema was a polarising force in South Africa and the DA Youth will now ensure that the focus is on building a united, non-racial, open opportunity future," Gana said.
On Wednesday, the ANC's national disciplinary committee expelled Malema and suspended ANCYL spokesman Floyd Shivambu, among others, for three years.