Malema rubbishes Zuma's claim of not wanting to oust Mbeki

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema at a press conference in Braamfontein

"Cyril does not qualify to be the president of South Africa".

But the EFF's Julius Malema reportedly said the EFF would use Parliament to hold Ramaphosa to account for his role in the Marikana massacre.

"In Sona, he must announce the removal of the minister of finance".

The recent appointment of Sifiso Dabengwa onto the Eskom board was a "worrying sign", as Dabengwa is a close associate of Ramaphosa, Malema said.

"It is not on the order paper for today", she said as EFF leader Julius Malema rose to object to the National Assembly proceeding with the nomination of Ramaphosa.

He made the statement when addressing journalists before Ramaphosa was elected unopposed yesterday. "We're giving Cyril that chance", the party reportedly said.

Mthembu said the ANC's reasoning will arise from the party's 54th national conference and from the discussions that had ensued in the national executive committee this week.

Ramaphosa will be the fifth president of South Africa following a resignation by former president Jacob Zuma.

These include corruption at state-owned entities, Constitutional Court rulings against him, a stagnation of the economy and mass Cabinet reshuffles. If he thinks so, let him run for elections. "With their euphoria over Ramaphosa, they might be tempted to reject the opposition motion - forgetting that people still remember their corruption", Holomisa said.

"He must know that he is the president of the country that was elected by an illegitimate Parliament".

"He [is] talking rubbish, CR [Cyril Ramaphosa] is the one who opposed it. Zuma told me that we should remove Mbeki because he can't work with him", Malema posted on Twitter.

"The recent appointment of Sifiso Dabengwa (to the) Eskom board is a worrying sign that Ramaphosa will replace Zuma thieves with his own thieves", Malema said, adding that the wife of Dabengwa was the CEO of Ramaphosa's foundation.

The EFF members walked out saying they would not participate in the election of a president by a Parliament that did not carry ou t its constitutionally mandated responsibility to discipline an errant president.

"If you wish the opposition away, that will be the end of multiparty democracy".

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