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ANC at war

Mar 18, 2012 | THABO MOKONE |

THE ANC Youth League (ANCYL) says party president Jacob Zuma has vindicated their long-held view that the charges levelled against its leadership are part of a political conspiracy against it.

CENTRE OF ROW: President Jacob Zuma has been attacked by the ANC Youth League. Picture by Kevin Sutherland

Ronald Lamola, the deputy president of the youth league, said on Friday night that they were considering withdrawing Julius Malema's appeal against his sentence after comments by Zuma that the league should soon prepare to elect a new leader.

Lamola was speaking in the wake of ANCYL statement in which the league said it "is terrified and totally shocked by utterances of . Zuma".

This also sparked an angry response from the ANC in which the party said it "is disgusted by the false and inaccurate response of ANCYL" to Zuma's interview on the issue of Malema's disciplinary process.

The national disciplinary committee of the ANC has expelled Malema for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing divisions within it but the youth leader has filed an appeal against the sentence.

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