- Malema wants the ANC to hold Zuma accountable
- He promises that there will be consequences if Zuma is given immunity
- The ANC is under pressure to get Zuma out of office
Julius Malema has been very vocal against the ANC. The EFF leader is not just anti-Zuma, he has also declared the ANC as being a “sick party’’ that has no chance of recovery.
He doesn't really believe their ‘new year, new us’ narrative, and an interview on Energy FM saw him issuing a warning to ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.
With Jacob Zuma’s future uncertain, the subject of “immunity” is on everyone’s mind. Ramaphosa will be trying to gain full control of the ANC, a difficult task as long as Zuma remains president of South Africa.
In the interview, part of which was published by Zambe Media on YouTube, Malema says that Ramaphosa is set to be embarrassed by Zuma if he insists on trying to oust the president from office.
Briefly.co.za believes that with rumours of Zuma resigning or being forced out, the question is, will he be granted immunity from criminal charges?
Malema discussed the issue in his interview, stating:
“I’ve lead the charge against Zuma, and lead the calls for his resignation. We’ve mobilised ANC MPs to vote against their own president. Our work against Jacob Zuma even influenced the 54th ANC Conference. Had he not been exposed, the ANC would have elected Dlamini-Zuma. She would have allowed the Guptas to carry on.
“The ANC won’t keep Zuma in a job for very long. Serious discussions are happening. He’s seeking immunity for himself, plus his sons Duduzane and Edward. There’s no law in SA that allows such nonsense. If Cyril gives him immunity, we’ll take them to court. They’ll declare it illegal, and he will be charged.”
It remains to be seen what will happen, and the public will be keeping a sharp eye on the ANC ahead of their meetings this week, in which Zuma is expected to address the issue.
In the meantime, political opposition to him remaining in power is growing stronger, and it will be up to Ramaphosa to ensure that the ANC honours their commitment to a new united party.
If he doesn’t, the ANC may well be out of the running long before the 2019 elections.
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