EFF: Zuma Is Gone, Now Dissolve Parliament

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He also brought up Ramaphosa's cosy relationship with the business world, as well as his tie-in to the Marikana massacre, the clearest indication yet that the EFF has found a line of attack against the new ANC president (and presumptive state president) who has otherwise enjoyed widespread public adulation since he won the elective race at the ANC's 54th national conference in December.

The ANC will not support the EFF motion as it is, but will amend it and possibly add how Zuma has defied his own organisation by refusing to resign. Whereas in the past the party members of parliament had been whipped to back Zuma against motions of no confidence brought against him, they will now be required to abide by the new decision.

Malema said now was the time for more vigilance, even though Zuma has left office.

"The EFF will however participate in the State of the Nation Address and will robustly engage all the issues that will be raised there".

But at the moment there is uncertainty whether Zuma will resign or not.

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu told the programming committee that they had moved the swearing in from Friday at 10am to Thursday after Zuma's resignation.

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The EFF are holding a media briefing in response to Zuma's resignation. We can not continue to be in a state of limbo, we need to bring certainty that, yes we are now on course, and government and parliament are working.

With the exception of one MP, Tandi Mahambehlala, the ANC MPs did not object to the news of Zuma's removal.

Malema says that the EFF does not want to legitimise anyone from the ruling party and will call for a dissolution of Parliament at the first opportunity.

She had advanced the same argument in the NEC meeting earlier in the week.

"We are giving Cyril a chance but he must do the right thing - remove finance minister Malusi Gigaba in the state of the nation address".

TMF Head of Communications, Thami Ntenteni said, "We welcome the decision by the ANC to recall Jacob Zuma as its deployee I believe, it's long overdue".

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