Opposition parties give mixed reviews for Ramaphosa’s speech

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation of Address (SONA) has received mixed reviews from opposition parties, with somearties give mixed rev welcoming his efforts to deal with corruption and reducing the size of government departments.

Ramaphosa gave his first SONA without any interruptions from opposition benches on Friday night.
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Malema callsout Zuma over Mbeki’s ouster: ‘He’s talking rubbish’

Julius Malema‚ once one of Jacob Zuma’s biggest supporters‚ has called out the president on what he says is a lie.

Talking on national television‚ Zuma said he was one of those who said Thabo Mbeki should not be recalled, “I was saying we should not recall comrade Mbeki because it will set a bad precedent. Of course I was defeated by the majority.”
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Mbete turns down EFF to table motion of no confidence earlier

Parliament – Speaker Baleka Mbete on Monday turned down a request by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to bring forward the debate on their latest motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma as he resists pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to resign.
“The Speaker has responded in the negative,” an opposition source said.
Mbete had scheduled the vote on the motion for the February 22, the day after the government is due to table the national budget for 2018.
But the EFF asked for it to take place earlier after a week of talks between Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa failed to bring the embattled president to resign.
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“Take It To The Streets”: Opposition Parties Plan To Force Zuma’s Exit

Opposition parties are discussing a joint plan to push the ANC into recalling President Jacob Zuma- including a call for their supporters to take to the streets.

The UDM’s Bantu Holomisa flighted the possibility‚ saying: “#RemoveZumaMarch. South Africans‚ let’s discuss the possibility of taking to the streets on 22 February 2018‚ the day of Zuma’s vote of no confidence in Parliament. We can’t rely on a divided ANC.”

“We must never forget that it has never been the ANC’s plan to remove Zuma‚ hence they are pussyfooting‚” said Holomisa. “In fact we should scrap the state of the nation address (Sona) altogether to avoid a double wastage. Let’s rather focus on the budget and the no confidence debate on Zuma.”
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“LEAVE ZUMA TO US” – MALEMA

Julius Malema revealed that the EFF was considering interdicting Zuma from delivering the State of the Nation Address

EFF leader Julius Malema has called on the ANC to leave President Jacob Zuma to the EFF.

“Leave him to us. It looks like this guy has defeated you‚” Malema said following the party’s plenum meeting held over the weekend in Braamfontein‚ Johannesburg.
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EFF asked for more schools in Mbombela

The EFF had appeald to the Department of basic education to build more schools in Mbombela on Tuesday, the party procession to primary Nelspruit, Nellie ants preschool, bergvlam primary and Nelspruit primary, and handed over a memorandum in support of parents whose children were denied entry to the schools. The party also wants a balance […]
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Will Marxism Destroy Marxist Universities? EFF threatens to bring universities to a complete standstill

The EFF further threatened universities after their initial call that prospective students should should just show up at their ideal university  to register after Jacob Zuma promised free tertiary education. In the EFF’s latest statement, they threaten to bring the institutions to a complete standstill if “walk-in” students are not allowed. According to Peter Keetse […]
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Malema: Any fool can be president

Presidents are just people who go around cutting ribbons and any “fool” can be one‚ including President Jacob Zuma. This is according to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema who told the BBC that just like anyone else he could also be a president. “I think I can be a president… presidents are just […]
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ANC Parliament Members lives in fear of Malema and now ask for protection

Members of the Parliament representing the ANC are afraid of Julius Malema and his 24 parliamentarians and now ask for protection, said the speaker, Baleka Mbete. Baleka made the comment yesterday and apparently referred the matter to a committee to set up and to look after members’ safety. Her comment was made in Pretoria in […]
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The opposition has found the ANC’s Achilles heel

Just when many thought that President Jacob Zuma’s fate was sealed, he emerged victorious against a motion of no confidence in him – for the eighth time. The fanfare associated with his expected loss was largely in sync with the increasing public discontent with his leadership. On the day of the no confidence vote political […]
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SA On the fast track to a dictatorship: A climate of fear is being deliberately fostered by the regime

MK vets are displaying pure intimidation, paving the road towards tyranny. It may have only been a small group of protesters; they may have been carrying no weapons and they may not have acted violently – but they represent a frightening future for this country. The uniformed Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) veterans who gathered outside the […]
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Interdict granted against EFF from inciting illegal land grabs

AfriForum and its business wing AfriBusiness have been granted a high court interdict against Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema prohibiting him and his party from inciting illegal land grabs. AfriForum submitted the application to the High Court in Pretoria in November last year after Malema threatened that the EFF would occupy land across […]
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DA, EFF slam Zuma deployment of SANDF to Sona

The Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters have condemned President Jacob Zuma for deploying 441 members of the South African National Defence Force to “maintain law and order” at the president’s State of the Nation address (Sona) on Thursday. The DA and the EFF released statements on Tuesday night immediately after the presidency had […]
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No black person is a rightful owner of the land on the European Continent so it must be returned

No black person is a rightful owner of the land on the European Continent so the land must be returned to Europeans “This is our continent it belongs to us. We want our land. It must come with everything. The land comes with the sea. The sea belongs to us. The fish in the sea […]
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Malema says Assembly Speaker has no authority to suspend him

Reply by Julius Malema MP, Economic Freedom Fighters leader, to Baleka Mbete MP, Speaker of the National Assembly, August 29 2014 EFF leader says the Speaker is acting beyond her powers in trying to have him preemptorily suspended for 14 days REQUEST FOR THE HOUSE TO SUSPEND MEMBERS TERMS OF ITEM 10 OF THE SCHEDULE […]
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