Johannesburg - Tuesday’s revelations by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, that senior ANC national executive committee member, Derek Hanekom, was lobbying them to help remove former President, Jacob Zuma in February 2018, came as a surprise to some quarters only.
Speaking to his party’s supporters who swarmed the precinct of the Pretoria high court to support the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, against public enterprises minister, Pravin Gordhan’s bid to set aside findings, Malema revealed that Hanekom and Mapaila gave them a list of ANC MPs who were prepared to vote with them in order to remove Zuma who was refusing to vacate office at the end of his ANC Presidency at Nasrec in 2017.
In the Zuma years as president, the ANC got so divided that for the first time since 1994 when it took power, some of its leaders openly flirted with opposition parties and civic organisations with a questionable agenda. Remember the #ZumaMustFall march and its participants from ANC partners and members?
We look at five instances where Malema exposed alleged ANC snitches; and how this could come back to bite the ruling party.
Secret ballot against Zuma (July 2017)