EFF to Zuma: withdraw state capture review or else
TMG Digital | 2017-06-08 12:31:46.0
“The Absa nonsense is not legit and I will not be told by opposition of the EFF on how to act‚” EFF leader Julius Malema said.
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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday it wanted President Jacob Zuma to withdraw his opposition to a report on state capture released by former public protector Thuli Madonsela.
EFF leader Julius Malema said the party’s lawyers would write to Zuma to call on him to withdraw a judicial review application to the state capture report.
If not‚ the EFF would turn to the courts to have the review application heard sooner. Zuma’s review application is set to be heard in October.
“We have instructed our lawyers to send a letter to Zuma‚” Malema said at a media briefing.
He made his comments in light of recent leaked emails showing the influence of the Gupta family in government.
Malema said the emails revealed a “coup” which he said was an “unpatriotic betrayal”.
“South Africa has been stolen right in front of our eyes … We urge all patriotic South Africans to support this call by the EFF by any lawful means necessary‚ including taking to the streets‚” Malema said.