Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema is going to the Constitutional Court in a bid to force the speaker of Parliament to institute impeachment or disciplinary proceedings against President Jacob Zuma.
The court application, just after lunch on Thursday, will revolve around the conduct of Zuma associated with the Nkandla scandal, and “lying to Parliament on numerous occasions”.
The action comes almost a year later the highest court handed down judgment in the Nkandla saga.
“We approach the Constitutional Court as a last resort based on the belief that Zuma’s conduct around the Nkandla matter, both inside and outside of Parliament, renders him unfit to hold the high office of President of the Republic of South Africa,” said a statement from EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
Meanwhile, the CIC has reiterated his party views that he will not return to the ANC. Speaking at Power FM earlier today, Malema said “I will never go back in the ANC.” When he was asked who he prefers to lead the ANC after Zuma step down, the former ANCYL firebrand said, “Former President Kgalema Motlanthe is the right man for the job”.
The move to impeach Zuma comes after series of attacks made against him at the funeral of the ANC struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada, where former and current leaders of the party made calls for Zuma to step down.