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Zuma: ANCYL must accept Malema’s fate

The Zuma Era

The ANC Youth League must accept that it needs to appoint a new president and move on, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

“Once the process of disciplinary procedures has been concluded there will not be anything else to do thereafter - the youth league will have to move forward,” Zuma told The New Age newspaper and SABC business breakfast in Port Elizabeth.

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President Jacob Zuma's Oral Replies to the National Assembly in Cape Town. South africa. 15/03/2012

Julius Malema was expelled by the national disciplinary committee for sowing division in the party and bringing it into disrepute.

“It (the youth league) will have to have a new president that will be able to move the organisation forward, I don't think it's a crisis,” he said.

He said the ANC had no choice but to apply the constitution of the party and “the constitution is very clear”.

He acknowledged that Malema's appeal process was still underway.

“(But) I think at the end of the day that has drawn to a conclusion,” said Zuma.

He also dismissed suggestions that the youth league had lost confidence in the ruling party. - Sapa

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