One of the most vibrant opposition parties in South Africa, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) under the leadership of Julius Malema, has decided not to attend the question and answer session scheduled for 16th.March.2016 with president Jacob Zuma in the parliament according to a post on the official Facebook page of the party.
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By Lotara Charles – the editor
The party accuses the president of breaking the oath of office and occupying the highest office in the country illegitimately.
“Jacob Zuma broke his oath of office and is occupying the highest office in the country illegitimately. Jacob Zuma is allergic to submitting to the country’s constitutional authority and therefore in the same sentiment, the EFF will not subdue to the office of the President so long it is occupied by him.” part of the post reads.
Though no one really understands the exact reason behind the boycott, Malema’s suspension could just be a suggestion. Malema was forcibly removed from the chamber last week after refusing to withdraw his statement about Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s role in the Marikana killings.
The EFF Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi thinks the party should rather do something better and more important things that will see the advancement of the opposition party.
“Members of Parliament of the EFF will therefore use the time to do more important things that will see to the advancement of the EFF. Since it is the Year of the Branch, EFF MP’s will prioritize the program which is much more important than adorning an illegitimate President with attention.”