EFF says Ramaphosa election is “illegitimate”
Written by Keshia Jansen on February 15, 2018
The EFF has issued a statement calling the recent presidential election of Cyril Ramaphosa an “illegitimate move.”
“We see it as an illegitimate move because parliament should cleanse itself of all the Constitutional Court rulings that have found it to be in violation of the constitution in that it failed to hold the executive accountable,” said EFF National Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi in a statement.
The party maintains that former President Jacob Zuma has been let off the hook.
“This failure to hold the executive accountable means there cannot be a new cabinet that rises out of this parliament with legitimacy,” reads the statement.
According to the EFF, the parliament which “protected” Zuma must be dismantled.
Ndlozi reckons that Ramaphosa may be afraid of a proper election.
It is clear that the EFF has not taken the election of Ramaphosa lightly.
“To rise without a popular election means this is a mere elite pact which does not have the democratic blessings of our people,” Ndlozi argues.