- Julius Malema has condemned Cyril Ramaphosa for failing to implement several Nasrec resolutions
- These include land expropriation and nationalising the Reserve Bank
- However, some argue that Malema's logic plays into the hands of Ramaphosa's enemies within the ANC
EFF leader Julius Malema has slammed Cyril Ramaphosa for failing to amend the Constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation, among other ANC Nasrec resolutions.
Malema made the comments on Tuesday during a joint sitting of the National Assembly to debate Ramaphosa's SONA.
However, Malema's criticism may provide Ramaphosa's enemies within the ANC with ammunition with which to remove the president.
Malema insisted that Ramaphosa must implement the policy resolutions made at the ANC's 2017 elective conference. These include nationalising the Reserve Bank and expropriating land, among others.
The EFF leader said that these decisions were "binding", and that Ramaphosa's failure to implement them indicated his disrespect for the ANC's decision-making processes, according to The Citizen.
"If you do not respect the resolutions of your own conference, imagine what message you are sending to those who did not want you to be the president," Malema said.
The recent appointment of several Zuma loyalists to key parliamentary positions (allegedly by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule) suggests that Ramaphosa continues to face significant opposition within his own party.
Malema's arguments play into the hands of those in the ANC who oppose Ramaphosa's reform agenda and may hope to see him removed from office.
Indeed, DA Whief whip John Steenhuisen warned the president on Tuesday that Magashule may try to oust him unless Ramaphosa got rid of the secretary-general first, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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