EFF urges ANC to vote with it against Zuma

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EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 9 February 2017.

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 9 February 2017.

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EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 9 February 2017.

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu outside Parliament on 9 February 2017.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has welcomed the recall of President Jacob Zuma, but says it will continue with its motion of no confidence in him.

EFF chief whip in Parliament Floyd Shivambu called on the ANC caucus to support its motion of no confidence.

"We are calling on the ANC to rise above the narrow partisanship and unite the whole Parliament. Let us go for the first time 100 percent all of us to vote the constitutional delinquent out of office. That is what we have to do to show unity, at least on this point, to say that Zuma cannot continue to be the president," Shivambu said.

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"Let the ANC hand him over to the motion that is going to be led by the EFF and we vote unanimously on it  so that we proceed and move forward."

Shivambu said the Eff hoped the motion would be tabled sooner than scheduled, on 22 February, as it had requested.