JOHANNESBURG – South African opposition party leaders say they want Parliament to be dissolved and fresh elections held before a new president of the country is elected.
They say the EFF’s motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma must be debated this week.
After that they want the National Assembly to vote on a resolution in terms of Section 50 (1) of the Constitution that allows for the dissolution of the National Assembly.
EFF leader Julius Malema says National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has until Tuesday morning to respond to the party’s request that its no-confidence motion be brought forward from 22 February, or they will go to court.
The ANC’s national executive committee is in the midst of an urgent meeting to map the way forward in the leadership transition within the ANC, which has been met with some resistance from President Jacob Zuma.
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