ANCYL quiet on Malema expulsion
The ANC Youth League will not comment on the confirmation of Julius Malema’s expulsion.
JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League said it was not going to comment on the party's appeals panel decision to expel Julius Malema and suspend two of its senior leaders.
On Tuesday night the panel said it had expelled Malema, because he had shown no remorse, and did not respect the party's process.
Suspended Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu was given a three-year suspension.
Youth league officials said they were simply not ready to offer any kind of comment on Tuesday night’s decision to expel their leader.
They said they may comment later on Wednesday or Thursday.
The League’s suspended secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa hung up his phone earlier after realising it was Eyewitness News calling.
His one year suspension could have big implications for the league as he is seen as close to Malema and crucial to any plans the former leader may have had to run the league remotely.
Meanwhile, the ANC said the decision to suspend Malema was not an easy one but the internal process of the party had to be respected.
It is not yet clear whether Malema will take the matter to court or accept his fate.
(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)