Malema's bid to overturn suspension fails

The ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeals has upheld Julius Malema's temporary suspension after he called President Jacob Zuma a dictator.

The ANC’s national disciplinary committee of appeals (NDCA) on Tuesday upheld ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema’s temporary suspension after he called President Jacob Zuma a dictator.

The NDCA summarily suspended Malema for claiming South Africa’s democracy had been replaced by a dictatorship under Zuma at the University of Witwatersrand on March 30.

To read the full ruling click here.

Malema appealed the suspension, saying it violated his right to freedom of association as enshrined in the country’s Constitution.

“The NDCA found that the NDC did not breach the ANC constitution, the rules of natural justice and the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,” NDCA chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa said.

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