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Julius Malema calls for anti-Zuma protests

Julius Malema calls for anti-Zuma protests

South Africa

The leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters party, Julius Malema has asked South Africans to join a protest in the capital, Pretoria, scheduled for November 2 to protest the leadership of President Zuma.

“This is a banana republic. This thing is gone. Anyone who thinks there is a rescue for this country coming from the ANC you are lying to yourself. It’s gone. The ANC is finished and as a result the country has collapsed”, Malema told journalists at a press conference.

Malema said he supports students who have been rioting for free tertiary education across the country saying they are being subjected to violence from the state.

He called on business owners to take a stand and protest the charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan alleging state decisions are being influenced by the Gupta family.

“There is no executive in the country. The executive is the Gupta family. The Gupta family says to Shaun Abrahams (head of the National Prosecutions Authority) charge him. Zuma says to Shaun Abrahams, Hey president what do you charge him with. This rogue unit charge can’t stick. Anything. Just find anything. Charge him.”

Julius Malema was served summons while at the press conference.

He faces two charges for contravening the Riot Act for land grab comments made while campaigning in KwaZulu-Natal province this year and comments made in Bloemfontein in 2014