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Video: Julius Malema and the EFF are Counting Down the Days to SONA

The Coming RevolutioneNCA spoke to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema during the run-up to the annual State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma, which will take place next week on Thursday, 12 February. They specifically asked him about the clock on the EFF homepage, counting down the minutes to the SONA.

“We are counting down to a day of accountability,” Malema said, explaining that accountability is needed because “we have been looking for the president for the previous term, and he never showed up in parliament. Now we found him, and we made a commitment that everywhere else we find him we will still ask him when he is paying back the money as he was instructed to by remedial actions of the public protector. So that’s what we are counting down to, a day of accountability.”

During the interview, Malema also explains why the EFF can design their own approach to parliament, addresses the rumours of an EFF walk-out during next week’s SONA and comments on attempts by the ANC to create rules to circumvent the EFF. Malema stresses that all the country’s problems can be laid at the feet of the president and his party’s unrelenting protection.

“The whole of South Africa should know, the problem Africa finds himself in today is as a result of protecting one person in the name of the president. Everywhere in Africa where we have a problem today is because of a person called a president protected at all cost by ruling parties,” Malema says.

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