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Malema, Shivambu apologise to Zille

 Former ANCYL leader Julius Malema and suspended spokesman Floyd Shivambu apologised to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in court papers, her spokesman said on Friday.

Pierre-Charl du Preez said the two had submitted a written apology when they filed their court papers in the Western Cape High Court.

File picture: Former ANCYL president Julius Malema and suspended spokeman Floyd Shivambu during a media briefing in Pretoria. Photo: Phill Magakoe. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Judge Lee Bozalek on Thursday ordered Malema and Shivambu to apologise to Zille after they made defamatory comments about her.

The two, along with the youth league, were also ordered to retract the remarks they made in 2009, and pay Zille's legal fees.

Zille initially wanted to sue Malema, Shivambu and the league for R1.4 million.

Shivambu on Friday said he did not want to comment on the issue.

Zille said Shivambu had called her a “racist girl” and “sick woman” and claimed that her all-male executive were her boyfriends and concubines.

She also took issue with Malema calling her executive council a “group of racist Helen Zille garden boys” at a rally in Cato Manor, Durban, in February 2009.

At the same rally, he apparently referred to her as a “racist”, “colonialist” and “imperialist”. – Sapa

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