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    S Africa's ruling party expels youth leader

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    South Africa's ruling African National Congress has expelled Julius Malema, the controversial president of its youth league.

    Malema was appealing against five-year suspension for misconduct but, in a turn of events, the party's national disciplinary committee ordered that he vacate his position instead.

    The national disciplinary committee said, at a meeting at the party's Johannesburg headquarters late on Wednesday that Malema was an unrepentant repeat offender who did not accept the disciplinary structures of the ANC.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Johannesburg.