Malema will be suspended for five years, after also being found guilty of bringing the ANC Youth League organisation into disrepute.

Malema made statements about Botswana that were ‘reckless’, according to the party’s national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom.

Malema later apologised for his remarks.

He was not found guilty of a third charge of inciting racial hatred in the country.

Malema also interrupted a meeting of national ruling party officials with President Jacob Zuma in attendance on Thursday.