Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has accused National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete of wanting to have him killed.
Addressing an ANC provincial conference in North West on Saturday, Mbete called Malema a “cockroach”.
“Baleka is hallucinating. She has lost her mind. By calling me a cockroach she is setting up people to kill me. That is what happened in Rwanda,” Malema said.
A Titanic showdown is on the cards tomorrow when opposition parties square off with Mbete during the debate on President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address.
Yesterday, the DA came out guns blazing, charging that action also be taken against Mbete for her remarks at the weekend.
DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said Mbete was not fit for her position and that parliament’s powers and privileges committee should institute disciplinary action against her and Thandi Modise, the chairwoman of the National Council of Provinces.
He said Mbete’s comments at a party rally at the weekend showed that before anything else, she was an ANC deployee, sent to the National Assembly to prioritise her party’s interests.