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Juju backers lose key battle

By Frank Maponya, Alex Matlala and Kingdom Mabuza | Apr 12, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 119 ]

ON THE eve of an all-important ANC national appeals committee sitting, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's supporters lost a critical battle in the league's national working committee meeting.

The committee (NWC) met on Tuesday. Malema's recent suspension was discussed and the officials informed the meeting about why he could not attend.

Those who attended told Sowetan that although the matter was not on the agenda, some NWC members raised their concerns that they had endorsed Malema's presidency to 2014 before the recent suspension, and therefore the NEC has to ratify the decision.

Other leaders in support of Malema wanted the NWC to pronounce their support for him but they were defeated and the matter was referred to the NEC meeting on Sunday.

Sowetan also understands that secretary Sandiso Magaqa and spokesman Floyd Shivambu came under fire for attacking MKMVA and for saying Zuma will not be re-elected as ANC president in December respectively.

Although the matter was not pursued further, there was a view that the two needed to apologise.

But Shivambu yesterday said there was no disagreements in the NWC. He said they agreed that a way forward would be tabled before the NEC.

Malema, led by his legal team, will be appearing today before the ANC appeals committee chaired by Cyril Ramaphosa to make representations on why the body should set aside the disciplinary committee's decision to expel him from the ANC.

Malema's supporters in Limpopo will be put to the test next week when a faction that is behind him battle with his opponents during the league's elective conference.

A Malema faction is fighting to retain Jacob Lebogo as secretary of the province, while his detractors want him replaced with Eddie Maleka.

Maleka broke ranks after the Peter Mokaba region, which he served as secretary, was disbanded last year.

He has formed a pact with Boy Mamabolo, another friend-turned-foe of Malema, who is also chairman of the league in the Milo Malatji branch in Seshego.

Mamabolo has threatened to conduct a parallel conference following threats that they might not be allowed inside the conference venue.

"We are going to attend the conference of dictators, failing which we have a Plan B to conduct a parallel conference to elect our own leaders," Mamabolo vowed yesterday.

Lebogo said yesterday they were finalising preparations for the much-anticipated conference and hoped it would be "incident-free".

"We are currently holding meetings in all regions to deal with issues of pre-registrations and finalising certain logistics of the conference," said Lebogo.

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Stick to English it will take get you further ok.
----------------------------------------------------------------------Umnqundu wakho ne English, ndizathetha isXhosa if you dont' like it, fcuk off to England and you are not an Afrikaner you are either a dispossed English from Zimbabwe or just a SAn ignorant English who thinks that the world revolves around English, cause you dinosours ar the ONLY nation that is not able to speak other ppl's lingos.

Apr 12, 2012 10:8 | 0 replies

Hei hei ndavha ya Malema i khou ri bora hai

Apr 12, 2012 10:41 | 0 replies

Hae i rather have Juju than the double Zees Zuma and Zille,Can anybody organize a march to remove him from office,he was voted not only by card carrying members of the ANSEA but by all of us.Phil Molefe is removed for giving Juju more airtime at Sabc,anybody who dont agree with him is removed.kante what is a dictator if what he is doing is not dictatorship

Apr 12, 2012 10:41 | 0 replies

somaartakeit
How do you di_slike the Engli sh more than the Afrika ners? The creators of ap artheid vs con quest of the qu_een, and you h_ate the qu_een more? Are you sure you are not on something? And once more I shall not leave SA, and I can not foresee any way you can enf orce us to leave without all out civ il u-nrest, so go on, you are really losing your entertain ment value now...

Apr 12, 2012 10:51 | 0 replies

You know sowetan it is rather hard guessing what word in a paragraph is not allowed when you say the entire paragraph is wrong! Fix this

Apr 12, 2012 10:52 | 0 replies

@Amazed I agree with need strong leaders to salvage this continent from the sell outs disguised as liberation heros when all they did was to sell us out, malema must come clean on the alleged tenders paid to him before he claims to speak for us, we must say no to corruption, cause that only serves to take our liberation struggle back,

last the anc regime must release PAC political prisoners, its about time.

Apr 12, 2012 10:54 | 0 replies

Borrowed Quote Happy Birthday Mr Zuma wishing u many more wives.Lets be honest every person has been given a purpose and is good at something and truth be told in this area ,He could retire and focus on what he is good at. The department of Women and children could be popular in no time,Now that they hardly feature in news.This could be their best viral marketing.

Apr 12, 2012 10:54 | 0 replies

@Danielrjvv1
somaartakeit
How do you di_slike the Engli sh more than the Afrika ners? The creators of ap artheid vs con quest of the qu_een, and you h_ate the qu_een more? Are you sure you are not on something? And once more I shall not leave SA, and I can not foresee any way you can enf orce us to leave without all out civ il u-nrest, so go on, you are really losing your entertain ment value now...
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I don't like English because they are occupying Australia and preventing indigenous ppl of that from enjoying freedom, I saw an Australia police video how they are brutalising Aboriginals, if this anc was worth its salt they should demand social justice for Aboriginals, its everyone's moral obligation to do that.

Apr 12, 2012 11:3 | 0 replies

@Amazed, lol I agree that we should give credit where its due, zuma is contributing immensely to the nation building, he has produced 21 (officially known) children, he literally is the father of the nation, but we don't need that skill so he should step down.

Apr 12, 2012 11:5 | 0 replies

Hae the Tv licence must be paid by virtue of Ethnicity and area were u stay,This morning, morning Live was invaded by group of Zulus singing for him(Mr Zuma),It has never happened throughout his position as a Pesti-cent/Pettycent.So i then concluded that the head of news was suspended to make way for this?so tv licence must paid by Nkandla people and the surrounding area.I dedicate this song 2 him as he dance Money maker,mmm money maker thata thata...

Apr 12, 2012 11:5 | 0 replies

I also don't like the English cause they are the MOST DISHONEST ppl who benefited the most from apartheid.

Apr 12, 2012 11:6 | 0 replies