Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

EFF: Zuma Is Gone, Now Dissolve Parliament

EFF: Zuma Is Gone, Now Dissolve Parliament

Ramaphosa extended an olive branch to opposition parties in his maiden address to members of parliament as head of state on Thursday.

The ANC caucus met on Wednesday morning on the outcomes of a meeting of the party's national executive committee, and ANC treasurer general Paul Mashatile told the media that they had given Zuma until Wednesday to resign.

His anti-corruption and renewal message hit home among ANC supporters and in parliament, he repeated his intention to fight the scourge.

The chief whips will have more direction to plan dates for a prospective State of the Nation Address and a motion of no confidence, in the event that Zuma does not resign.

Ramaphosa's arrival was met by song and dance in parliament, and his election garnered a standing ovation from almost everyone in the gallery and most opposition parties.

Ramaphosa was the only candidate put forward to the House to succeed Zuma.

"We should choose a great team, that's precisely what our people deserve".

But he had no kind of words for DA leader Mmusi Maimane who promised Ramaphosa that if he acts in the best interest of the country, the DA will cooperate with him.

The National Assembly is set to remove President Jacob Zuma on Thursday as he continues to dig in his heels and refuses to vacate his office.

"This parliament failed to discharge its responsibilities, and if anyone wants to be president of South Africa, let's go to the elections, let's get a new mandate".

United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa during an interview on September 29, 2017 in Sandton, South Africa.

"He has undermined state institutions and the constitution, all of these are not in the interests of South Africans". So we've been a parliament which has been busy over nothing accept the protection of Jacob Zuma. "I pray that you have the courage to do the right thing even if it is not popular...even if the comrade say let us go left but you know the right is the way to go".

"We need to give certainty to the people of South Africa".

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