Discharged Malema 'is now ready for anything'
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has been discharged from Polokwane Medi-Clinic where he was admitted last week for "flu-like symptoms".
Limpopo Medi-Clinic spokesman Istha McMillan confirmed that Malema's health had improved and was discharged on Saturday afternoon.
"We, however, regret that we will not be able to tell why he was admitted," she said.
Both Malema and league spokesman Floyd Shivambu were not available for comment. But a member of the NEC, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that Malema was well.
"The president is well and active and we believe he will be ready for anything that comes his way, including the disciplinary hearing this week. He has the support of the entire collective both in health and in politics and nothing will stand in his way now."
Malema's disciplinary hearing was postponed to October 15 after he was admitted at the hospital last Wednesday. He went to hospital after he addressed thousands of students at the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus during the OR Tambo memorial lecture.
Malema faces charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division within party ranks.
This was after the firebrand leader said the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change.
Charged along with him are Shivambu, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer-general Pule Mabe, secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi.