'The ANC must recall their leader'
Julius Malema says EFF MPs will not allow Zuma to address the National Assembly or the NCOP.
JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has vowed to stop President Jacob Zuma from addressing Parliament until he is impeached.
The party says Zuma does not deserve to be the Head of State.
Malema says EFF Members of Parliament won't allow President Zuma to address any sittings of the National Assembly or the National Council of Provinces.
He says the African National Congress must recall their leader.
"Failure to do that, we'll go to Parliament and call for the impeachment of the president, and in between now and the impeachment the president will not be allowed to address us in Parliament. We'll stop him physically; we'll push him. We will push him because Zuma is no longer the president of this country."
Malema has called on South Africans across the country to unite and stage mass marches calling on Zuma to step down.
"All of us must come together; DA, ANC, UDM, IFP ... let us come together in defence of the Constitution."
He's also called on business and unions to unite.
"So [Johann] Rupert your call for Zuma to step down should translate into action, closure of business and allowing of workers including yourself, to come and join the march to remove Zuma. Let business and unions join."
Malema says the EFF is willing to take practical steps to have Zuma removed.
"If needs be we're not scared to engage them violently. If Zuma is going to continue to stay in office, he's leading us with no option but to engage in practical steps to remove him."
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Besides calling for Zuma to be removed, Malema has also called on Parliament to be dissolved, saying it's failed the people of South Africa.
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At the same time, the Democratic Alliance has also called for Zuma's impeachment.
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