Despite Zuma’s late-night resignation as President of South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters say they still want early elections to take place.
Malema stated that the EFF did not have confidence in any one of the leaders of the ANC and would therefore not participate in the election of the new president to replace Zuma as “even those who will be elected after Jacob Zuma will be nothing but substitutes in the same corruption game and competition”.
“We do not want to legitimise anyone from the ruling party,” Malema said.
During a media briefing held by the EFF in response to Zuma’s resignation, the leader of the EFF outlined many of former President Jacob Zuma’s wrongdoings and unconstitutional actions.
The EFF leader stated that the corruption, however, did not end with Zuma and that the ANC “[was] not a political party capable of leading South Africa beyond political liberation” and said the party acted as a shield that protected Zuma from being held accountable.
Malema said it was for this reason that the EFF would call for the dissolution of Parliament.
“[A]t the first opportunity to lead a motion in Parliament, the EFF will call on the dissolution of Parliament in favour of early elections."
Despite not partaking in the election of the new South African president, Malema said they would be present at the state of the nation address on Friday and would engage robustly.