ANCYL president Julius Malema along with Sindiso Magaqa, Kenetswe Mosenoge and Pule Mabe. Picture: Gallo Images
The ANC Youth League has been seen as a threat and people want to crush it, its president Julius Malema said on Monday night.
"Those opposed to the youth league want to plant divisions in the African National Congress," he told Metro fm in a live interview.
"Those forces... are working day and night to undermine economic freedom."
He said "those people" were monopoly capitalists working in the media and in the ANC.
"Some of them are in the pockets of white capitalists," he said.
Questions logic behind expulsion
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has questioned the logic behind his recent expulsion from the ruling party.
He was initially suspended for five years on three charges, but was expelled after going back to the ANC's national disciplinary committee to present evidence in mitigation on two charges, he said.
"... So you ask yourself where is the logic here? What are the real issues? Are we really dealing with charges?"
Malema was expelled from the African National Congress last week for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing division in its ranks.
On Monday, he said he had done nothing wrong.
"The reason I do not have nightmares and the reason I do not have regret, the reason why I'm not personally hating is because I've not done anything wrong," he said.
"I've not stabbed a person. I've not been charged with rape. I've not been charged for corruption. I've not been charged for organising factional meetings, and benefitting my own family. I'm not charged about those things. I'm charged about what has been written in the resolutions of the youth league."
Malema said he was ready to leave the ANCYL and was adamant he had not done anything wrong.
He said the new ANCYL president would have to continue with the resolutions already adopted.
"And when that leader pronounces on them, he will also be expelled," he said. -Sapa