The recent behaviour by EFF MPs in Parliament forms part of a process to delegitimise President Jacob Zuma, party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Wednesday morning.
Speaking during a radio interview on Power FM, Ndlozi said they believe that it can’t be business as usual to normalise an abnormal situation.
“President Zuma has already confessed that he did wrong to ignore the remedial action and report of the Public Protector, and if he was an ordinary South African, he would have been long fired.
“We are in a process of delegitimising him as a President because we don’t believe he is a President anymore,” said Ndlozi.
Responding to the walkout from the National Assembly (NA) during the first day of the State of the Nation Address (Sona) debate on Tuesday, Ndlozi said this was to say that they are not going to accord Zuma the same attention and respect, that needs to be accorded to a sitting President.
“We went to Parliament to explain to South Africans why we did what we did and why we are not going to participate normally in the debate because we don’t think that he is a legitimate President and he should actually resign,” Ndlozi said.
He said Zuma was at the centre of the problems faced by the country.
“If he genuienly believes in resolving the problems of this country, he must step down because he single-handedly dropped the value of the rand in relation to any currency in the world, lower than it was under the global financial crisis as well as lower than it was when apartheid was isolated by the rest of the world.
“Zuma is not trustworthy and therefore he must resign…there is no other way,” he email@example.com