Suspension of ANC’s Youth Leader Upheld

Posted February 4th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A disciplinary committee of South Africa's ruling African National Congress has upheld the suspension of Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of the organization's youth wing.

The 30-year-old Malema has been leading a campaign to nationalize the country's mines and forcibly turn white-own land over to blacks.

In November, Malema was handed a five-year suspension for causing divisions within the ANC and bringing it into disrepute. Though once a supporter of South African President Jacob Zuma, Malema has recently gone on the attack against the Zuma administration.

A hearing on mitigating Malema's sentence is to be held in two weeks.