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Malema expelled from ANC

ANC Youth League
president Julius Malema
“’ expelled from the party
 
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 02 March 2012 – African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president Julius Malema has been expelled from the party following an appeal hearing which found he had “reneged on his membership oath.”

Malema caused ructions in the South African and international mining industry by pressing for the nationalisation of the country’s mines. It is thought that the uncertainty caused by Malema’s repeated call for nationalisation hurt the South African mining industry’s standing in international markets, despite denials from government that it was ever a policy.

ANC national disciplinary committee chairman Derek Hanekom made the announcement after hearing Malema’s appeal of a conviction last year in which Malema was found guilty of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division.

“Comrade Julius Malema is expelled from the ANC,” the committee said in a statement.

The committee found Malema had reneged on his membership oath and was not prepared to respect the ANC constitution. It also believed that he was not prepared to accept the findings of the disciplinary process.

“With regard to comrade Malema’s plea not to have his membership taken away, the committee believes that any period of suspension imposed as a sanction would not, as the complainant’s representative submitted, achieve the purpose of rehabilitating the comrade,” it said.

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