South Africa House Speaker receives Zuma's resignation letter - Parliament

South Africa House Speaker receives Zuma's resignation letter - Parliament

"The EFF therefore will not participate in the election of a new president, to replace Zuma because we do not want to legitimate anyone from the ruling party".

"We are [still] going to the House".

EFF leader Julius Malema said they are still waiting for a reply from Speaker Baleka Mbete on a request that a motion of no confidence in Zuma be brought forward from the original date of February 22 to this week.

Ramaphosa, the recently elected ANC president, is expected to deliver the state of the nation address on Friday evening.

In his very ignorant, arrogant and politically illiterate articulation, Jacob Zuma says he does not know why he had to leave the office of the president.

The EFF said it had no faith in the ANC, called for the dissolution of Parliament and fresh elections. We want to see him suffer until the end, for what he did to a generational mission. Mbeki, Zuma's predecessor, has had a distinguished post-presidential career as an African elder statesman; it is hard to foresee Zuma in such a role.

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After Zuma was elected ANC president and Mbeki was recalled, Malema joined Zuma on the campaign trail for the ANC, as the youth league president. "So it must be understood in that way", Malema said.

Zuma made the announcement during a live television broadcast on Wednesday night.

"The EFF has no confidence in the entire leadership of the ANC, and therefore believes that even those who will be elected after Jacob Zuma will be nothing but substitutes in the same corruption game".

Responding to opposition party Members of Parliament, Ramaphosa said he would strive for parties to work together to improve the lives of South Africans, agreeing with the Pan Africanist Congress that "it is not yet Uhuru" after the party's leader urged him to deal with the land question.

Malema pinned his removal from the ANC on Ramaphosa, Gwede Mantashe and Derek Hanekom - accusing Ramaphosa in particular of trying to impress Zuma during the time of his removal.

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