Zuma impeachment is an everyday talk and, I’ve lost count the number of times we tried to get Daddy Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma vacate the honorable position that made him the number one citizen of South Africa.
Severally, we’ve tried and have always failed; Mr Zuma has made it clear that he’s going no where.
But, the Fighter’s lord – Julius Sello Malema – wants to take another shot at Zuma impeachment. This time, he wants Honorable Gedleyihlekisa to answer directly to the people of South Africa.
BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed that the Commander-In-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will today, file an application for Zuma impeachment at the Constitutional Court.
As informed, the application would plead that the court order the Speaker of Parliament to institute impeachment or disciplinary proceedings against President Zuma for conduct associated with the Nkandla scandal, including lying to Parliament on numerous occasions.
An excerpt from the media statement EFF issued said:
“Tomorrow is exactly one year since the Concourt handed down its historic judgment in the EFF’s Nkandla application. Since then we have made numerous appeals and wrote several letters to the Speaker of Parliament.
All have fallen on deaf ears and have been met with violence by Parliament on EFF MPs. 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.
…If the application is successful then Baleka Mbele will have no option but to put Zuma on trial so that he can answer directly to the people of South Africa.”
Malema at the funeral of struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada, called on President Zuma to respect the wish of the dead and resign. He was referring to Kathrada’s letter to Mr Zuma which begged the President to consider stepping down as the leader of the country.
“In African tradition,” Juju said, “the wishes of the dead must be respected and Uncle Kathy’s wish was that the President must step down… He is a true Africanist, he will respect the wishes of the dead,” added the EFF leader.
Also, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has indicated that it will table a motion of no confidence in President Zuma because of “his reckless assault” on the economy.
“Zuma has threatened our economy by dangling the possibility of firing Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his Deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, before the country, and before the world.
“…Parliament hired Jacob Zuma, and Parliament must now fire Jacob Zuma. Only Parliament can act now – the Courts do not have the authority to remove a sitting president,” stated the DA.
However, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) said they will continue to rally behind President Zuma until the ANC Conference in December 2017 and the 2019 General Elections. The Youth League said:
“We want to state it categorically that the ANC Youth League will remain the Family of President Zuma, he is welcomed all the time as a father figure and a struggle icon who played a big role to liberate this country in the ANC Youth League.
We reiterate our support for the President fully and unconditionally…We are calling on the President to continue discharging his duties unabated (including rearranging and strengthening his cabinet).”
The Youth League added that it will henceforth, “tackle head on anybody that thinks that they can willy nilly attack the President”. ANCYL was reacting to the criticism of Zuma at Ahmed Kathrada‘s funeral.