Malema ally to be suspended
THE African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng intends to suspend one of Julius Malema's backers from its provincial executive committee.
The Malema ally, whose name is known to the Sowetan, is under fire for alleged "factional behaviour".
The plan is scheduled to be discussed and possibly finalised when the league's provincial leadership meets with the league's national executive committee today.
Sowetan understands that following the league's provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting yesterday the Malema ally is to be subjected to a disciplinary process.
The PEC's meeting also distanced itself from untruths about the ANCYL constitution being altered at its last congress, an issue Malema has repeatedly raised in defence of his suspension.
Some ANCYL members have previously accused Malema and his friends of fabricating amendments to the constitution of the youth league to save their political careers.
The amendments effectively gives the youth league greater autonomy from the ANC mother body.