Zuma resignation the 'direct result of EFF' activism - Malema

Postado Fevereiro 15, 2018

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu said last night that newly elected ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa could be sworn in as South Africa's new head of state as early as today.

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has welcomed the decision by Jacob Zuma to resign as South Africa's president.

Answering a question on what action his party would take during Ramaphosa's election, Malema said "come to parliament and see how everything will play out".

The EFF has repeated its calls for the dissolution of parliament, and says it will support the Democratic Alliance's motion.

"These people are opportunists and they think if they dissolve Parliament to get their election the ANC will lose".

He addressed journalists a day after Zuma formally resigned, and just before a fresh election of president was due in Parliament.

This appeared to be a motion to scupper the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as President after Zuma bowed out after a protracted and belaboured transition negotiation.

"We also want the truth - South Africans deserve to know the full extent of the damage done to the country under the Zuma administration, and we hope that the various commissions and inquiries underway into state capture and state-owned entities can reveal such", Balton said.

Zuma told the nation late on Wednesday that he was standing down after being instructed to do so by the ruling party, the African National Congress.