- Former minister Derek Hanekom reportedly went to great lengths to ensure Jacob Zuma was ousted as president
- Hanekom has allegedly confirmed that he had met with EFF secretary-general Gordrich Gardee
- They met numerous times to discuss plans to remove Msholozi from office
The SABC reports that former tourism minister, Derek Hanekom, went a great deal out of his way to have Jacob Zuma dethroned.
Hanekom had been removed from the executive by the former president and had not kept his opposition to Zuma's reign a secret.
Julius Malema, leader of the EFF, revealed that the party had worked with Solly Mapailia (SA Communist Party) and Hanekom to remove the former president:
“Hanekom gave us the list of the ANC MPs who were going to vote with us in the vote of no confidence against Jacob Zuma. Hanekom was preparing for formation of a new party if [Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma] won.”
Although the EFF and Hanekom worked together to oust the president, it seems as if their friendship has ended, with Floyd Shivambu calling him 'self-serving' on social media:
"This is the self-serving Derek Hanekom who kept on harassing EFF leadership with calls giving names of the EFF MPs who were going to vote with the opposition to remove Zuma, and said they will form a new party with NDZ won NASREC. Now he calls the EFF fascists?! Go on!!!"
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