Youth League remains defiant
By Lelethu Mquqo
25 November 2011
The ANC Youth League refuses to confirm whether Julius Malema and five other League leaders have appealed against their suspensions.
Several reports claim that disciplinary appeals panel chair Cyril Ramaphosa did receive the applications before the midnight deadline.
The Youth League leaders have been found guilty of sowing dissent in the party and bringing it into disrepute.
Their appeal is likely to rest on claims that they had not been given a chance to argue in mitigation of sentence.
In Bloemfontein, where a three-day ANC national executive committee meeting starts today, Malema said he and his co-accused did not care about being suspended.
He accused the ANC leadership of double standards and said he would not accept that the Youth League’s criticism of the mother body had been wrong.