EFF leader says he won’t be surprised if top leaders in the ruling party fail to reprimand Zuma for undue influence with the Gupta family. Like always, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are at it again. But this time, they not barking up the wrong tree but absolutely the right one all thanks to Mentor, Jonas and Hogens’ confessions which has strengthened their [EFF] audacity that the Guptas are more than buddies with President Zuma.
The EFF leader has made it clear that the freedom fighters will not be at the National Assembly on Thursday.
Today, the National Assembly is expected to deliberate on the controversial relationship between South Africa’s number one citizen- President Zuma with the heavily connected Gupta family.
But they won’t participate in the question and answer session with president Zuma because the president “should not be afforded the respect and courtesy deserving of a president because he does not respect his oath of office”.
The freedom fighters leader who bashed the ruling party on Thursday morning on his Twitter page, opined that “Anyone expecting drastic action against Zuma from @MyANC– NEC this weekend is like expecting a pig to eat a pudding…”
He recapped that the latest development surrounding the president won’t be the end of his game. Thus, the ANC will never take drastic measures against the president.
The EFF alleged that Zuma and the ANC accounted to the Gupta family.
“It is an open secret now that all the miasma around Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was caused by the instructions of the Gupta family who are intent on capturing the Treasury,” EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has expressed the party’s readiness to constructively address the issue during parliamentary sitting.
Maimane would be asking “president to explain‚ before Parliament and the people of South Africa‚ whether the Gupta family and others played a role‚ directly or indirectly‚ in the decision that sent the country’s economy into a tailspin”.
We will recall that deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas had been under fire for remaining secretive about his stance on an allegation first levelled against him by London-based daily- Financial Times.
But on Wednesday night, he took the bull by the horn and confirmed that the Guptas truly did offer him the job which he vehemently turned down.