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Sep 12, 2011

South Africa’s Malema found guilty of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s firebrand ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty on Monday of hate speech for singing an apartheid-era song that called for the killing of white farmers.

The verdict against Malema, one of the country’s most prominent politicians, comes as he is fighting for his political survival in a separate disciplinary case brought by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which has charged him with bringing the party into disrepute.

Sep 12, 2011

South Africa court finds Malema guilty of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Monday ruled that ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was guilty of uttering hate speech for singing an apartheid-era song that called for the killing of white farmers.

The verdict against Malema, one of the country’s most prominent politicians, comes as he is fighting for his political survival in a separate disciplinary case brought by the ruling African National Congress, which has charged him with bringing the party into disrepute.

Sep 3, 2011

S.Africa’s ANC postpones Malema hearing

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 3 (Reuters) – The disciplinary hearing of
firebrand ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has been
postponed from Monday to the following week so that all the
relevant parties can attend, the movement said in statement on
Saturday.

Malema, 30, on Friday lost his bid to have the charges
against him quashed and, if found guilty of bringing the African
National Congress into disrepute, faces suspension and even
possible expulsion from South Africa’s ruling party.

Aug 29, 2011

S.Africa’s Malema says ready to step aside

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Firebrand ANC Youth League
leader Julius Malema, facing suspension from South Africa’s
ruling party, said on Monday he is ready to step down if it will
bring unity to a political group increasingly divided over his
calls to take over mines.

Malema, 30, faces a disciplinary hearing from Tuesday on
charges he has brought the ruling African National Congress into
disrepute and for sowing discord in the ranks — which could
bring suspension for several years if found guilty. Five other
top Youth League officials also face charges.

Aug 17, 2011

S.Africa health insurance plan could sicken economy

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17 (Reuters) – South Africa’s proposed
National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed at curing a broken
health system, is shaping up to be the most expensive government
programme since the end of apartheid and could push Africa’s
biggest economy into recession.

Plans to finance NHI will be worked out over the next
several months but one thing economists agree on is that tax
payers will be hard squeezed to fund the ambitious programme
that comes as jobs are being shed in a stagnant economy.

Jul 25, 2011

S.Africa’s ANC wants Malema to explain corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG, July 25 (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling ANC
on said on Monday it will give its Youth League leader and
political powerbroker Julius Malema a chance to explain charges
made in a newspaper that he had a slush fund to pay for his
lavish lifestyle.

Malema’s call to nationalise mines and seize white-owned
land has unnerved investors but has also seen him gain ground
among poor blacks who make up the majority of the country and
envision him as a future leader of Africa’s most powerful
economy.

Jul 5, 2011

Succession race to lead South Africa’s ANC heats up

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The person regarded as the most credible alternative to replace South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma as the head of the ruling ANC has denied claims he will seek the party’s top job when it elects leaders next year.

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, seen as a respected consensus builder, has been pushed by groups within the fractious African National Congress who want to oust an ineffectual Zuma seen as doing little to push their left-leaning agenda.

Jul 1, 2011

Analysis: Zuma’s backers seek concessions for second term

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma’s trade union and party youth supporters are seeking concessions in return for backing him for a second term, fanning investor fears over the future of Africa’s biggest economy.

The COSATU labor federation expressed frustration at a strategy meeting this week at being marginalized by Zuma, despite having helped him win leadership of the African National Congress and the presidency, held by the ANC since 1994.

Jun 27, 2011

South African unions attack Zuma’s “zig-zagging”

MIDRAND, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa’s powerful union movement fired a warning shot at President Jacob Zuma on Monday, telling him not to take its support for granted in next year’s elections for leader of the ruling ANC.

At its four-yearly strategy conference this week, the 2 million-strong Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) also ripped into Zuma’s leadership of Africa’s biggest economy, accusing him of presiding over “wild zig-zagging” in policy.

Jun 14, 2011

Battle lines drawn in bid to lead South Africa’s ANC

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Julius Malema and the ANC Youth League he heads appears to have embarked on a campaign to limit President Jacob Zuma to one term as leader of South Africa’s ruling party, union leaders say.

The anti-Zuma group is supported by wealthy members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and fronted by Malema, whose calls for farm seizures without compensation and the nationalisation of mines in the world’s biggest platinum producer have worried investors.