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‘Multi-party Charter an invitation to war’

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EFF leader, Julius Malema, says they’ve accepted the DA’s invitation to war with the party’s newly-formed Multi-party Charter for South Africa.
Malema was reacting to the latest moonshot pact signed by seven political parties in a bid to unseat the ANC and keep the EFF out of the game in next year’s much-anticipated general elections.

The parties, including the IFP, ActionSA and FF Plus, signed a historic agreement with a vision to usher in a new government to build a just, inclusive, and prosperous South Africa based on opportunity, freedom, and security for all citizens.

Addressing the media on the outcomes of the party’s Central Command Team meeting at the weekend, Malema maintains that the DA cannot constitute government without the EFF or the ANC.
“The invitation to war has been accepted, we have never declared war against anyone, we were doing politics and saw everybody as a political opponent rather than an enemy.
“But since we are an enemy now, let’s go to the battlefield, 2024 will separate boys from men, girls from women, because the DA thinks it can defeat the EFF,” says Malema.
Malema used his presser to remind fighters that they have a responsibility to defend the movement on the ground by wining votes.
“Let’s defeat the DA and defeat the handlers of the DA, we must make sure that whatever happens, the numbers of the ANC and EFF combined go beyond 55%, so that this DA can never constitute government with the EFF and the ANC can never constitute government without the EFF.”
The leader of the red berets says they are entering the election season with aim of outright victory and that is why they are not bothered by right wing coalitions.
“We are and remain the future of South Africa.”
SARB Phala Phala report
The opposition leader also used his presser to announce that they will be taking the latest South African Reserve Bank Phala Phala report on Judicial review.
Malema has accused reserve bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago of bringing the institution into disrepute by allegedly protecting the president.
The reserve bank released a report clearing the president of any wrongdoing in relation to the foreign currency theft that took place at his Limpopo farm in 2020.
They found that neither President Cyril Ramaphosa nor Phala Phala were entitled to the dollars and there was no perfected transaction that took place.
The SARB is the latest institution to clear the president, in June the Public Protector’s office cleared Ramaphosa on the basis that there was no evidence indicating that the president is actively involved in the daily operations at Phala Phala.
Malema has labelled the report by the reserve bank as a fallacy citing that there was evidence that an illegal transaction took place at the president’s farm.
“Lesetja Kganyago just decides in one day to destroy all of his good legacy in defense of one man, they say there was no formal transaction and then Kholeka (Acting PP) this side says no there was a formal transaction and all of that and everything is above board.
“Then the reserve bank says no these people are tax complaint, there is no problem , everything has been accounted for , what formality must we look for again.”
Malema has accused Kganyago of destroying the image of the reserve bank.
“Lesetja destroyed his legacy, Lesetja destroyed everything he stood for. It is Lesetja who is at the center of destroying the good image of the reserve bank and he must be called by his name.”
Malema further accused Kganyago of singing for his bread with the hope of being a finance minister like his predecessor, Tito Mboweni.
Zimbabwe elections
Malema says they are of the firm belief that the elections were not free and fair, however welcome the fact that there was an absence of violence as an improvement.
He says Zimbabwean elections are often characterized by violence.
The Sothern African country says Zanu-PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa re-elected as president, beating his rival, Nelson Chamisa.
Chamisa and several other international observers have rejected the outcome of the results claiming that the results announced by the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission have not been verified.

Zimbabweans took to the polls over two days last week in the hotly contested presidential election. Article by Lindiwe Mpanza

Written by: Lindiwe Mabena

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