EFF seeks court ruling on Zuma

TAKING ACTION: EFF leader Julius Malema, flanked by his deputy Floyd Shivambu, left, and Godrich Gardee, addresses a press conference at their headquarters in Braamfontein Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI
TAKING ACTION: EFF leader Julius Malema, flanked by his deputy Floyd Shivambu, left, and Godrich Gardee, addresses a press conference at their headquarters in Braamfontein
Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

The EFF will approach the Constitutional Court in a bid to force parliament to take disciplinary action against President Jacob Zuma‚ the party’s leader Julius Malema said yesterday.

This was after the court in 2015 found that Zuma had violated the constitution in his handling of the public protector’s report into non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home.

The EFF has since referred to Zuma as an illegitimate president.

“The Constitutional Court can’t say this person acted unconstitutionally and it ends there and nothing happens‚” Malema told journalists in Johannesburg.

“You are rendering the Constitutional Court useless. You are doing what they [the ANC] did with the public protector’s remedial action.”

Malema said the EFF would approach the highest court in the land for direct access.

It wanted the court to compel parliament and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to either impeach Zuma or make him face a disciplinary hearing.

“It can’t be business as usual. We want the court to compel Baleka to take action.”

Last week, the party was violently removed from the chamber after disrupting the president’s address.

Malema said parliament had once again violated the constitution, claiming that SA Police Service members were posing as parliament protection services members.

He said the EFF had proof that SAPS members were used in the National Assembly and the party was busy identifying them. – TMG Digital/BusinessLive

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