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Malema: We were part of creating this mess

Malema claims he was part of the mistake of electing Zuma as president & is now on a mission to rectify it.

EFF leader Julius Malema addressed the media outside the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on 09 February 2016 following the Nkandla showdown. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he was part of what he calls 'the mistake of electing President Jacob Zuma' and he is now on a mission to rectify that error.

Malema says yesterday's Constitutional Court case is just the beginning of a process to ensure Zuma is removed as head of state.

He says he is pleased with the arguments made by his legal team and adds Zuma must admit he violated the Constitution with regards to Nkandla.

The EFF leader says he's often asked about his former role as African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) leader and his defence of Zuma.

He says he is now trying to rectify his mistakes.

"We were part of creating this mess; we're now fixing it."

Malema says the EFF will ensure that Zuma does not complete his term as president.

"We'll do everything in our power to ensure that we collapse the ANC and we collapse the corruption of the ANC."

WATCH: Malema: This is the beginning of the end for Zuma

He says if the court rules that Zuma did indeed violate the Constitution, he must be removed from power.

Meanwhile Malema says now that Zuma has agreed to pay back the money, the next step is to defeat the ANC at the polls.

Malema has told his supporters to be bold and reclaim what rightfully belongs to them.

"Go and take the land. You are not stealing, you are reclaiming what fully belongs to you."

He says it cannot be that there are millions of homeless black South Africans while there's land that remains idle.

"This land of white people must be occupied because it's our land."

He's urged members to start mobilising for this year's local government elections.

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