Shivambu: Cyril Ramaphosa's downfall is not the EFF's plan - 'yet'

Shivambu: Cyril Ramaphosa's downfall is not the EFF's plan - 'yet'

- The EFF's Floyd Shivambu says his party is not plotting Cyril Ramaphosa's downfall, for now

- Instead, he suggested that the pro-Ramaphosa faction might dig a hole for itself

- Shivambu made the comments on social media in response to a post by Jackson Mthembu

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EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu says that the EFF does not plan on taking down Cyril Ramaphosa - "yet".

Shivambu did, however, slam the pro-Ramaphosa faction within the ANC, saying that it was making "stupid mistakes".

He made the comments in response to a tweet by Jackson Mthembu concerning a press conference about the CR17 election campaign, which was later cancelled.

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"His downfall is not EFF's- plan yet," Shivambu tweeted. "If it were EFF plan, he'd have fallen by now."

His remarks concerned the recently published e-mails between Ramaphosa and his campaign manager. These e-mails have caused a stir across the body politic as they show that Ramaphosa was more involved in fundraising for his campaign than he had initially claimed, has gathered.

Shivambu went on to suggest that Ramaphosa's campaign was supported by "white capitalist funders" and " biases [sic] media influence". This echoes claims made by BLF, who alleged that Ramaphosa is doing the bidding of "white monopoly capital". He also referred to "institutionalised factionalism" within the ANC as being a reason for Ramaphosa's election as party president.

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This is not the first time Shivambu has slammed the president over his election campaign. In fact, Shivambu was one of the people that filed the complaint against the president which resulted in the Public Protector's report against Ramaphosa, according to The Citizen.

Mkhwebane found that Ramaphosa had misled Parliament regarding his election donations. Reportedly, she based this claim in part upon the e-mails which were later leaked by News24.

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