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Malema to step down

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema came down to earth with a bang.

ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema came down to earth with a bang.

Published Oct 1, 2010

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Julius Malema will step down as president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) next year, the Witness website reported on Friday.

“My term ends next year and I think those who hate me so much … should celebrate,” Malema said on Thursday at a news conference in Johannesburg, shortly after a meeting of the youth league’s working committee.

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Malema was elected president of the ANCYL in April 2008 and his term ends in April 2011.

“If they have decided to extend it to June … then that’s fine too. In June next year I will be done as president of the youth league,” he said.

“The youth league will find its own way around the issue of 1/8a new 3/8 president …They shouldn’t worry because there will always be a leader in the youth league.”

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It was Malema’s first news conference since ANC president Jacob Zuma rapped him over the knuckles last week during the party’s national general council (NGC) in Durban. - Sapa

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