CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) on Friday handed down suspended sentences to four ANC Youth League members who disrupted a lecture by President Jacob Zuma in February.
The four pleaded guilty to the charge of misconduct, after jeering and singing pro-Julius Malema songs while Zuma was delivering a memorial lecture at the Good Hope Centre, Cape Town.
The men had their memberships suspended from the party for between three and five years.
But the sanction was lifted on condition they are not convicted of the same misconduct again.
They appeared before the party’s Provincial Disciplinary Committee last week.
All four have submitted letters of apology to the party. They have been ordered to attend a political education school.
The ANC described the sentence as a corrective measure that will mould them for the better.
(Edited by Clare Matthes)