The leader of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema has been suspended from the party for 5 years following a disciplinary hearing.

Julius Malema has been suspended from the ANC for 5 years

Malema has been found guilty of undermining the ANC leadership and sowing division in party ranks for his criticism of President Jacob Zuma, as well as bringing the party into disrepute by recklessly denouncing the Botswana government.

He was found not guilty on separate charges of inciting hatred and racism, despite saying that wealth must be taken from white people in South Africa without compensation and that the whites stole land.

Should Malema lose his appeal, he will have to vacate his position as President of the influential ANC Youth League.

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