From racial tensions to the land issue‚ to dealing with lazy municipal councillors to ownership of the media‚ and even the content of local rap songs‚ the Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema, was in full cry at his party’s fourth anniversary celebrations in Durban on Saturday. Malema said if Speaker Baleka Mbete accedes to a secret ballot‚ the motion of no confidence would get sufficient support from ANC MPs to vote Zuma out of power. He claimed he had spoken to over 60 ANC MPs‚ including people in cabinet‚ who indicated that they would support the opposition’s motion if they were allowed to vote in secret. “I’m telling you‚ on the 9th of August‚ South Africa will have a new president‚” Malema told his supporters. This should cause further consternation amongst the ANC leadership‚ which has threatened and tried to strong-arm its MPs to oppose the motion. The ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal province has instituted disciplinary action against MP Makhosi Khoza for her outspoken views a...

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