MK veterans seeking attention : ANCYL
The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) is just seeking attention by commenting on ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, youth league secretary general Sindiso Magaqa said on Tuesday.
"They just want to show their girlfriend that today they will be on TV," Magaqa told reporters in Johannesburg.
"We find it very strange that the MKMVA released the statement. We believe this is not the statement of the collective but of an individual," he said.
Magaqa was addressing the media immediately after MKMVA held a press briefing at the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House.
Earlier, MKMVA chairman Kebby Maphatsoe called on the ANC's national executive committee to expel Malema summarily.
"Julius Malema thinks he is bigger than the ANC," said Maphatsoe.
"He has fed on the media frenzy against the liberation movement, casting doubt and aspersions on the ability of the ANC to formulate policies and govern South Africa in favour of all its citizens."
Magaqa said the MKMVA's statement had no content.
"We are dealing with people who do not have an understanding of ANC processes."
Magaqa referred to some MKMVA's not being veterans but being "sell-outs".
"They have a bad history... I won't go any further with that," he said when asked what he meant by sell-outs.
"Not everyone was a soldier of MK, some were cooks."
Magaqa said the disciplinary process was still ongoing and that Malema was still the ANC Youth League's leader.
"We are more determined than ever that we have an elected president until 2014," he said.
"Nothing has changed."