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#ZumaMustFall: Malema calls for a mass march to the ConCourt

The EFF leader says it’s time for action to be taken against corruption.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema briefed the media in Johannesburg on 04 February 2016 on President Jacob Zuma's claims that he will pay back some of the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.
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JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has called on all South Africans who want President Jacob Zuma to step down to join the party when it marches to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday.  

Malema referred to those who took part in anti-Zuma protests on 16 December.
 
“If they were genuine about a true democratic South Africa, let’s see you on the 9th of February.” 
 
He says people need to stand up for what they believe.

“You tweet about it and write about it on Facebook while sitting comfortably in your bed and call that revolutionary action, it is not. Action is on the 9th of February.”

The EFF leader says it’s time for action against corruption.

“Let’s all demonstrate that we are tired of corruption and the clear examples of corruption include Zuma and Guptas. Summarising the two they are called Zuptas.”

MALEMA GUARANTEES TO DISRUPT PARLIAMENT AGAIN

Malema says his party will disrupt the State of the Nation Address (Sona) by President Zuma next week.

He has rejected Zuma's offer to pay back some of the money used at his Nkandla homestead for security upgrades

He says his party will march to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday and resume its case against the president to hold him to account for unduly benefiting from the upgrades at Nkandla.

The EFF leader also says he is not surprised that Zuma had a change of heart to pay back some of the money.

He says scenes of disruption that unfolded at Sona last year in Parliament may be repeated this year.

Malema adds they will disrupt Zuma again and demand answers as to why he removed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene last year. 

WATCH: #PAYBACKTHEMONEY: Mr President, let's meet in court.


He says for as long as Zuma remains president, the EFF will disrupt the Sona.

Yesterday, the Democratic Alliance (DA) confirmed it’s pushing ahead with the Constitutional Court case against Zuma saying the powers of the public protector need to be clarified.

LISTEN: Malema rejects Zuma's Nkandla settlement offer.

MALEMA ACCUSES ZUMA OF TRYING TO INFLUENCE CON COURT JUDGES

At the same time, the EFF leader has accused the president of trying to influence Constitutional Court judges, of allowing the Gupta family to colonise South Africa and of weakening the powers of the public protector.

“We cannot have a situation where the public protector faced humiliation she faced before Zuma came back to his senses. We cannot have a situation where the public protector is told that she is not God.”


Malema says there is no question that Zuma must pay back all the money spent on non-security features.

“The settlement must amongst others include the president agreeing that those things he mentioned; amphitheatre, chicken kraal and swimming pool aren’t security features.” 

The Constitutional Court has asked the DA and EFF to respond to the offer but Malema says the remedial action of the public protector must be implemented.
 
He added that the Gupta family must leave the country due to their influence in the president.

“We’re tired of talking about the Guptas and therefore we are going to take practical action which will involve amongst others that the Guptas must leave South Africa.”   

To read the Public Protector's full report on spending at Nkandla, click here.

To read the letter from the Constitutional Court, click here.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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