- The EFF are preparing to launch an application to force Parliament to dissolve itself
- The party believes that Parliament failed to uphold the Constitution by not hold the executive accountable
- Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure from opposition parties and members of the ANC to appoint a new Cabinet
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) walked out of Parliament on Thursday, not in protest against Jacob Zuma but against the swearing in of ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa as head of state.
The party believes that the ANC and Parliament are making a mistake by rushing to appoint Ramaphosa as president.
This was due to the damning judgement handed down by the Constitutional Court which found the Parliament had failed to hold the executive accountable for how the Nkandla matter was handled.
Briefly.co.za learned that the EFF believes that Parliament had failed to uphold the Constitution and therefore needed to be dissolved to allow for new elections and a new Parliament to be sworn in according to news24.com.
Julius Malema has said that the EFF's lawyers have begun investigating a way to use the Constitutional Court judgement to force Parliament to be dissolved and allow for fresh elections.
Cyril Ramaphosa is under pressure to reshuffle his Cabinet by opposition parties who want the ANC to fire incompetent ministers.
Ramaphosa will soon be delivering his first State of the Nation Address this evening. He was elected as the new President of South Africa.
He is expected to make changes soon but there is fierce speculation as to who will stay and who will go. A number of ministers have been identified as potential targets in Ramaphosa's reshuffle.
These include Des Van Rooyan, Faith Muthambi, Bathabile Dlamini, David Mahlobo and Mosebenzi Zwane.
ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has also expressed a desire for Ramaphosa to examine Zuma's Cabinet.
“Clean government, effective government. So, he will make assessment about who is doing what, who is doing the right things.”
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