There’s “no value in engaging a man who has no honor, who lies and who is a stooge of the Gupta family,” says the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). As such, they wouldn’t waste their fighting time on Zuma and will not participate in the Parliament Question and Answer session with the President come Thursday.
The fighters say they don’t recognize Zuma as the president of South Africa, advised him to resign and save South Africa and the economy from further decay.
According to them, “the full backing and protection of the ANC both inside and outside parliament has rendered our democracy toothless and allowed corruption to flourish.”
Stating that both Zuma and the ANC have made it abundantly clear that they are unwilling to elevate the interests of South Africa, the opposition party related that they “will be present in the House to continue with other important parliament business instead of engaging an illegitimate, dishonorable mythomaniac and kleptocrat in the form of Jacob Zuma (SIC).”
They believe Zuma shouldn’t be given the respect and courtesy a president ought to get because he has consistently disrespected the oath and calling of his office.
“Zuma has stood in many Question and Answer sessions like this one and told members of parliament lies without any consequences. First, he said he received a loan from FNB to expand his private homestead in Nkndla when he did not. He also said there was no money he had to pay in relation to the Nkandla undue expenditure and later said he had not said so.
EFF explained that they regard Zuma as a mythomaniac because he “has stood in many Question and Answer sessions like this one and told members of parliament lies without any consequences.
‘…his actions have undermined the office of the Public Protector and sought to render ours a lawless country where a president cannot be held accountable.
Zuma and the ANC account to the Guptas. Parliament may as well call Atul Gupta to directly hold him accountable since he is the real president of South Africa and not Jacob Zuma,” stated Juju’s party.