ANC to Give Malema Ruling on Disciplinary Charges Against Him on Sept. 2
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress said its disciplinary committee will make a ruling on an application by ANC Youth League President Julius Malema to drop all charges against him at 9 a.m. in Johannesburg on Sept. 2.
The disciplinary committee rejected an application from Malema for the recusal of three members of its panel because he didn’t provide enough facts to show that there may be bias against him, the Johannesburg-based party said in an e-mailed statement today. It didn’t name which members Malema wanted out.
On Aug. 19, Malema and spokesman Floyd Shivambu were ordered to appear before a disciplinary panel after they called for the overthrow of Botswana’s government. Shivambu’s hearing has been postponed to a later date, the ANC said.
Malema will appear with another four ANCYL leaders on Sept. 2 on charges of “barging” into a meeting, it said.
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