EFF leader Julius Malema has rubbished President Jacob Zuma's claim that he had spoken against the recall of former President Thabo Mbeki. "It's not over, we are going to fetch him from the village and go straight to Kgosi Mampuru prison".
"The collective of leaders of opposition parties feel that it is urgent and therefore naturally Parliament must convene urgently", said DA leader Mmusi Maimane.
EFF leader Julius Malema said they are still waiting for a reply from Speaker Baleka Mbete on a request that a motion of no confidence in Zuma be brought forward from the original date of February 22 to this week.
Once considered a close ally of Zuma, Malema was president of the ANC Youth League when he was expelled from the ANC for bringing the party into disrepute.
Ramaphosa, the recently elected ANC president, is expected to deliver the state of the nation address on Friday evening. We want to see him suffer until the end, for what he did to a generational mission.
"If Ramaphosa becomes president, he is simply going to replace Zuma's corruption stooges with his own corruption stooges".
Malema admitted he felt robbed by the fact that he would not be leading a motion of no confidence against Zuma. Mbeki, Zuma's predecessor, has had a distinguished post-presidential career as an African elder statesman; it is hard to foresee Zuma in such a role.More news: See Barack And Michelle Obama's Official Portraits
The 11:00 ANC parliamentary caucus meeting went ahead nonetheless.
"I am not allowing members to abuse this sitting", the Speaker objected.
"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".
"Jacob Zuma has finally surrendered to the political pressure which the EFF was at the centre of for past three years".
Zuma was set to announce his resignation during the day.
"In her letter today‚ Ms Mbete said she was now consulting on the request and would revert to Mr Malema".