ANC denies planning to discipline Malema
By Khanyisa Tabata
16 December 2009
The African National Congress says it is surprised and infuriated by reports that its deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe had said that ANC Youth League president Julius Malema would be brought before a disciplinary hearing.
The ANC’s Jackson Mthembu admits that Motlanthe told a media briefing that anyone who defied ANC instructions would be summoned to explain themselves.
He also reiterated that the party’s national executive committee had called on members to refrain from fuelling tensions.
Malema has been involved in a public spat with the Communist Party following his booing at the SACP’s conference in Limpopo.
The ANC plans to raise its displeasure with the SACP about the booing early next year.