- The Economic Freedom Fighters have threatened to reveal the names of ANC members who were involved in an alleged plot to remove Jacob Zuma from office
- This comes after the party revealed that Derek Hanekom had met with the party in an attempt to ensure the former president was ousted
- Hanekom has since been in hot water over the Red Berets' claims, with politicians calling for his removal
The EFF has threatened to create trouble within the ruling party by exposing ANC leaders who were involved in meetings to dethrone Jacob Zuma.
Briefly.co.za reported that Derek Hanekom had been taken to task after his alleged involvement in the plan to oust Zuma was revealed by the party.
EFF Treasurer-General Leigh-Ann Mathys has declined to comment when the list will be release, but did say that:
“We are in possession of the list of more names of ANC leaders who approached us for assistance to oust the former president. You know politics is a game and we need to be strategic in the manner in which we release this information. The party will caucus, and when we reach consensus we will reveal their names.”
EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee, who met with the former transport minister, confirmed that Hanekom was not the only comrade who wanted to see the back of Zuma:
“As the EFF president, Julius Malema, has already indicated, Hanekom met with us and gave us a list of ANC members who would be voting with us in a motion of no confidence against the former president. After consulting with the rest of the party, our president will then indicate when and if he will be sharing the names of the other members.”
The EFF is adamant that Hanekom was not the only high-ranking official in the ANC to approach them over Zuma's removal, claiming that close to 40 members actively engaged with them over the issue, reports News24.
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