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ANCYL dismisses claims of unseating Malema

The ANCYL rubbished claims that its former leader Julius Malema is unhappy with Ronald Lamola.

ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola is seen at the league's post lekgotla news conference in Johannesburg, Thursday, 16 February 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday said claims that its former leader Julius Malema was trying to unseat its acting leader Ronald Lamola were just rumours.

Reports emerged earlier this week that Malema was unhappy Lamola was now acting as leader.

This is after the ANCYL had said Malema would retain his position despite being expelled from the mother body.

League spokesperson Khusela Sangoni said, "It seems to be the silly season again. Ours has always been a vocal voice."

Malema was expelled for bringing the ANC into disrepute earlier this year.

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