ANC Youth League president Julius Malema admitted that he is “finished politically” and intends to take on cattle farming, the Sunday Times reported.
“I have 20 cattle now. We will breed them, take them to the abattoir, slaughter them and then sell the meat,” Malema told the newspaper.
“Now I am finished politically. They are saying I am suspended and all that.”
Malema told the newspaper that certain members of the ruling party had a “predetermined” agenda against him and the league's leadership.
“Others could no longer hold back their irritation. Others were no longer able to tolerate us, but others just feared change. Change in policy (and) change in leadership,” he said.
Malema said he welcomed investigations into his business dealings because it revealed who his enemies were. He also refused to provide details on the deals.
“I am involved in many businesses,” he said.
Malema and five other ANCYL leaders were found guilty and sanctioned by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) two weeks ago. He was given a five-year suspension and told to vacate his position as president.
Malema filed an appeal against the suspension on Thursday night. - Sapa