The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has hit back at the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) for blasting the Party for urging President Mugabe to Step down.
EFF leader Julius Malema said even though Zanu-pf is insulting them for their call, they are reaffirming their call for Mugabe to leave office.
“The EFF reaffirms its position that President Mugabe’s occupancy of the position of president is not good for the radical African political program,” said Malema.
“He is the bastion of the reactionary phenomenon of “lead to the death” that has crippled the image and praxis of post-colonial Africa,” he added.
Malema on Monday addressed the media following the Party’s Plenum over the weekend,there he stated that Mugabe is no longer capable of discharging his responsibilities.
“Zimbabwe’s situation is bad. President Mugabe can’t even control a spade. He is no longer capable of discharging his responsibilities,” said Malema.
He then slammed members of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU PF for failing to remove Mugabe from office.
“We don’t hate the man. They can respond and insult us anyhow they want, but they are a group of cowards, those comrades in Zanu-PF to be scared to say to an old man like President Mugabe, please with due respect let go,” said Malema.
A Zimbabwean Member of Parliament blasted at Malema, saying he is “a little and irrelevant man” who is trying to gain support by insulting the Zimbabwean president, who has been in power since 1980.
“Not bothered at all by Julius Malema’s latest ranting. He is a little and irrelevant man who is trying desperately to gain political mileage in South Africa by insulting a great man in Zimbabwe. Won’t win!” Maziwisa said on Facebook
Malema on Tuesday answered to the post andand said: “Before the ZANU-PF and its youth wing respond to the EFF about the charge that they are cowards; they should ask themselves a simple question – what is revolutionary about being led by a person in old age; who sleeps all the time in meetings, can no longer even hold a pen or write half a page? Failure to respond to this question signifies not that they are afraid of others, but of President Mugabe”.