Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to stop acting like ex-president Jacob Zuma.
Speaking at a press briefing at the EFF headquarters, Julius Malema slammed the president for behaving like his infamous predecessor.
Commenting on the situation concerning the Public Protector's findings against Minister Pravin Gordhan, Malema said:
“Ramaphosa is continuing to treat Pravin Gordhan as a god that is not subject to the law like all of us. Above all, like Zuma, he is not protecting the constitution by complying with the remedial action of the public protector."
Malema revealed that the EFF intends to lodge a court application to force the president's hand to comply with Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action, similar to the one they brought against Zuma in the Nkandla debacle.
The EFF leader commented that, irrelevant of individual opinion, the Public Protector's office should be protected:
“It does not matter how we all feel about the incumbent, we can all criticise her. But her office must be protected and respected. No one can say they uphold the rule of law and the constitution, but ignore the office of the public protector and its remedial action."
Malema felt as if Ramaphosa was picking and choosing which recommendations he acted on, pointing out that he had actioned commission findings against Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, reports The Citizen.
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