Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will file a court application with the Constitutional Court to order the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to institute impeachment or disciplinary proceedings against President Jacob Zuma for conduct associated with the Nkandla scandal, including lying to Parliament on numerous occasions.
"Tomorrow is exactly one year since the Concourt handed down its historic judgment in the EFF's Nkandla application. Since then, we have made numerous appeals and wrote several letters to the Speaker of Parliament. All have fallen on deaf ears and have been met with violence by Parliament on EFF MPs," the EFF said in a statement on Thursday.
"We approach the Constitutional Court as a last resort based on the belief that Zuma's conduct around the Nkandla matter, both inside and outside of Parliament, renders him unfit to hold the high office of President of the Republic of South Africa."
This announcement also comes a few hours after the confirmation by the South African Communist Party (SACP), that president Zuma will be relieving Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, from their posts.
President Zuma had to deal with plummeting approval ratings within his own party during the Nkandla case. The current debacle with the minister of Finance will surely create deeper rifts in the party and place Zuma in a worse light.