BREAKING: EFF goes to ConCourt in bid to start impeachment proceedings against Zuma
TMG Digital | 2017-03-30 12:31:44.0
EFF leader Julius Malema. File photo.
Image by: Alon Skuy/THE TIMES
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is going to the Constitutional Court in a bid to force the speaker of Parliament to institute impeachment or disciplinary proceedings against President Jacob Zuma.
The court application, just after lunch on Thursday, will revolve around the conduct of Zuma associated with the Nkandla scandal, and “lying to Parliament on numerous occasions”.
The action comes almost one year, to the day, that the highest court in the land handed down judgment in the Nkandla saga.
“We approach the Constitutional Court as a last resort based on the belief that Zuma’s conduct around the Nkandla matter, both inside and outside of Parliament, renders him unfit to hold the high office of President of the Republic of South Africa,” said a statement from EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane meanwhile said he plans to bring a motion of no confidence against Zuma in Parliament after the SACP confirmed the president’s intention to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
“At a time when nine million South Africans are without work and our fragile economy requires leadership and clear policy direction, President Zuma continues to play “Russian Roulette” with our economy and the future of our country,” Maimane said.