- Herman Mashaba has opted to take on Julius Malema, filing a formal complaint against the EFF leader
- This comes after Malema's remarks on foreign nationals which Mashaba has clearly taken exception to
- Floyd Shivambu has warned the ActionSA leader to pick his battles wisely
Herman Mashaba has come out against Julius Malema with a formal complaint launched against the EFF leader.
The ActionSA leader's action has followed Malema's call for the local government election to be delayed.
Mashaba announced the complaint against Malema 'for his public encouragement of illegal immigration'.
During a press briefing last week, the EFF's first for the year, Malema had commented that:
“Let the borders be open and if the gates are not going to be opened for SADC, fellow SADC people, please find a creative way. This is your home, your families are here."
“There’s no way anyone is going to close you out here. Lesotho and Free State are one thing, Mpumalanga and Swaziland are one thing, North West and Botswana are one thing, Limpopo and Zimbabwe are one thing. What is the point? There is no point at all…”
Mashaba announced that he has written to the Speaker of Parliament to lodge the complaint:
"Today I have written to the Speaker of Parliament to lay a formal complaint for these remarks. I don’t care who you are, no MP has the right to openly advocate for our laws to be broken. Principles like the rule of law are not instruments to be used when politically convenient."
Mashaba commented that his legal team has compiled a complaint detailing how Malema has allegedly breached his MP Code of Conduct:
“As a Member of Parliament, Malema is given the responsibility to make or amend laws, but no MP has the right to openly advocate for these same laws to be broken. When one considers that this public call for illegal immigration comes at a time of a global pandemic, where a second wave of infections has overwhelmed our hospitals, his remarks warrant the strongest actions of parliament."
EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has come out in clear disapproval if he wishes to have a successful political party:
“Don’t adopt this kind of liberal right-wing politics. Your political life will be very difficult and your party lifespan short lived if you adopt the ultra right self-hating politics. Stay away from the EFF, many who tried are nowhere to be seen now. 1st warning!"
Shivambu cautioned against 'toddler politicians' who had gotten this far off of the back of the EFF:
“It’s so shocking how toddler politicians whose claim to fame are EFF policies of insourcing and many others have now grown liberal horns. You won’t win against the EFF. Choose your battles wisely."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Malema recently revealed that the Red Berets believe that the 2021 local government elections should be delayed.
ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba, has warned that this proposal would spark a constitutional crisis:
“Delaying the 2021 elections would generate a constitutional crisis of municipal governments operating without the mandates they require from South Africans.”
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