THE ANC leadership at Luthuli House colluded to expel Julius Malema's rival Lehlogonolo Masoga, the Johannesburg high court is likely to hear today.
Masoga, the ousted Limpopo ANC Youth League chairperson, has applied to the court to stop the league's leadership from continuing with a disciplinary hearing against him.
He argues that the hearing is prejudiced against him because it is only a ploy to expel him from the party for challenging Malema's faction in the battle for the ANCYL leadership.
Sowetan is in possession of an affidavit by a member of the league's NEC and NWC confirming that there is a plot to expel Masoga.
The member, who cannot be named until today's hearing, claims he was part of a meeting where Malema said the ANCYL could not afford to have people like Masoga within its ranks.
There was no opposing view at the meeting on whether Masoga and his co-accused should be expelled from the league.
According to the affidavit, it was agreed a procedure needed to be followed whereby members of a disciplinary committee would be nominated to charge the accused.
Together with Goodman Mitileni, Musa Chabane and Papiki Tjebane, Masoga is facing charges of bringing the league into disrepute.
This follows the decision by Masoga and his supporters to walk out of a Limpopo conference in April. They accused Malema and his supporters of hijacking the conference.