African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) member Derek Hanekom allegedly gave Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) a list of ANC MPs who would vote against former President Jacob Zuma in Parliament.
EFF leader Julius Malema made this startling claim at a rally outside the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday afternoon.
Zuma survived a motion of no confidence in his presidency in August 2017. It was conducted via a secret ballot and about 30 ANC MPs voted for the motion, according to a News24 report at the time.
Malema further said Hanekom told them that the anti-Zuma faction was planning to form a political party if it lost at the ANC’s 54th National Conference held in Nasrec in December 2017.
The fiery leader, popularly dubbed Juju, also lambasted the South African Communist Party (SACP) for being “beneficiaries of state capture.”
He said SACP leaders, such as General Secretary Blade Nzimande, were never ministers in former President Thabo Mbeki’s administration.
By virtue of being made ministers by Zuma, they became beneficiaries of state capture, Malema charged.
He accused some “dangerous black people” of serving the interests of white monopoly capital.
He listed Ramaphosa, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, and former minister Trevor Manuel of among those serving “white” interests.
Malema distanced EFF from “white monopoly capital,” adding that the attempt to link EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu to billionaire Johann Rupert is meant to deflect attention from CR17 donors.
We’ve not taken anything from white capital. We’ve never asked [for] anything from white capital.EFF leader Julius Malema
He warned his followers to “beware of rented blacks who clap hands when one of our own goes down.” He reiterated that this isn’t in defence of black people who are corrupt.
Malema claimed that a lot of journalists are “in the pockets of Jamnandas” and are “doing the work of the cabal.”