South Africa opposition EFF to boycott election of new president

President Jacob Zuma briefs the nation on his decision after the ANC NEC decided to recall him

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

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

But in an television interview said the ANC call that he quit as head of state was "unfair".

Zuma told the nation late on Wednesday that he was standing down after being instructed to do so by the ruling party, the African National Congress.

Malema admitted he felt robbed by the fact that he would not be leading a motion of no confidence against Zuma.

Most recently the EFF has led the charge to have Zuma recalled from office, refusing to recognize him as the president since the constitutional court ruled that Zuma had breached the constitution in the Nkandla case. We want to be there for the victory.

Zuma compared his current situation with that of Mbeki.

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"We then said to him: 'You must only go for one term [as ANC president]', because we knew he didn't have capacity but we needed a courageous person".

He further accused the new ANC leadership of being "too scared" to tell Zuma why he was sacked. "So it must be understood in that way", Malema said.

"The collective of leaders of opposition parties feel that it is urgent and therefore naturally Parliament must convene urgently", said DA leader Mmusi Maimane.

The EFF again protested as the Speaker of Parliament refused to allow their motion to debate the dissolution of Parliament.

Instead of announcing his resignation in a February 14 radio broadcast (when many expected him to do so), Zuma whined that he had done nothing wrong and that the party leadership had never told him why he was being told to resign.

Magaqa was killed in political violence in KwaZulu-Natal last year and suspended from the ANC for three years in the same case that saw Malema expelled.

"In her letter today‚ Ms Mbete said she was now consulting on the request and would revert to Mr Malema".

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