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ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema had to “vacate his position”, the party's national disciplinary committee said on Thursday.
“The respondent shall vacate his position as the president of the ANC Youth League,” said chairman Derek Hanekom in Johannesburg.
Malema was suspended for an effective five years.
“Malema damaged the standing of the ANC and South Africa's international reputation,” said Hanekom.
The ANC has kicked Youth League leader, Julius Malema, out of the party for five yearsafter finding him guilty of sowing division.
Julius Malema was found guilty of provoking divisions within the ruling party and of bringing the organisation into disrepute on Thursday.
His statements on Botswana were “reckless” , the party's national disciplinary committee chairman Derek Hanekom said.
This was after Malema said earlier this year the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change there.
Malema later apologised for the remarks, but they were widely believed to have caused serious diplomatic embarrassment for the ANC.
He was earlier on Thursday found guilty of interrupting a meeting of national ruling party officials that included President Jacob Zuma.
That guilty finding related to Malema, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Mosenogi.
On that charge, the group was suspended from the ruling party for two years on Thursday. The sanction was suspended for three years.
Malema, who was busy writing exams in Limpopo on Thursday, had 14 days to appeal against the ruling.
He would remain on full pay until all the appeal processes were completed, ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu said. - Sapa
Those who are political illiterate can celebrate but what I know is that there so many political processes that need to be followed therefore the battle is not over yet...
Maybe he should try immigrate to New Zealand or Australia, theyre looking for carpenters there
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Hope this is a lesson for all SA inhabitants, we have to guard our country and the people we represent, i hope Julius sees the errors and builds himself up again to be a powerful leader.
And poof goes his access to easy money......
if this is a clear message the NEC is prepared to send I will confindently say OR Tambo,Tembisile Hani and Moses Kotane will most definately rest in peace and now what it is left is to cleanse our movement from those who were operating behind the scenes and the tenderpreneurs
Thank You.If he stayed in power we would end up like Zimababwe.He is another Mugabe in the making.
@ Xolani 01:40pm, wrote
Why don't you go kill yourself now and stop wasting bandwith.
As I said before, somebody is flexing his muscles for more power and forever. Use of NIA to watch the movement of those in opposition. Gaddafi is resurrecting in South Africa.
Wow, I didn't think Malema supporters could write..
Hopefully all the skeptical countries that's been withholding their investments will invest in SA now = More jobs for our youth.
Eish, why do politicians always want to play prophets? YOu are confusing us, is it a 5 year or 3 year suspension? And what exactly is a 2 year suspension suspended for 3 years? I know your objective here was to confuse Malema, but you have most of us confused as well!
TVA , wrote
Hip Hip hooray, what a joyous day!!! ♫♫♫ Take it like a man Malema! Make like a ruler and leave! hamba!!!
I commend the ANC's NDC's unbiased ruling. Among others, this ruling will instill respect among the youth of South Africa. Many youth I have come across were beginning to lose sight of the difference between freedom of speech and respect to adults. May the investigation into Julius Malema's businesses by the Hawks also bring back economic normality in my province of Limpopo. We are sick and tired of having tenders going to friends and families of individuals in the expanse of Good Governance and Good business Practice - in the full view of Limpopo authorities. I just pray that the Hawks will leave no stone unturned.
ihope malema wont make a mistake of forming his own party
Julius Malema like it or not had the courage to voice his disappointment with the government. People like Tokyo and Winnie that sided with him should be the ones facing the Disciplinary committee for interfering in Party procedures. No doubt Julius will be back into the main stream of the ANC were he will be just another member with no power over the youth. The youth needs a leader with vision not one with blinkers. As a white South African I don’t dislike Julius as much as he hates everybody that has a different colour to him.
Ahhh finally we witness the ANC taking Julius Malema to task. Now keep him out permanently he needs to focus on his carpentry skills
MALEMA NOW HISTORY !! ... HIS STORY IS NOW OVER ! HE MUST NOW GET A JOB ! NO WONDER HIS WRITING HIS STANDARD 8 EXAMS ................HAHAHA GOODBYE TO SOUTH AFRICA'S BIGGEST RACIST "SKELM" !!
Malema is a good outcrop from the rural community. He is vibrant and could have made a good leader in the future, however, unfortunately somewhere o ne a itebala, concentrating on self enrichment. He also allowed himself to be used by senior politicians for their political gains. The senior politicians pretended to support Zuma, using Malema as their yardstick, however, their plan was to keep Zuma temporarily as a President. They knew that they had Malema standby to deliver them to Kanana. Amen
@Aldoroth, I’m not here for your imperial education and the fact is the majority in this country is suffering so why should I care about you? I'm a black South African & it will forever define me I wont be ashamed to call my self “black”. Race is better defined by your arrogant myth, sorry chana stop fooling yourself not even your front ANC will stop me from raising my concerns.