Julius Malema, the leader of the EFF, has always advocated for the relocation of Parliament to Pretoria, according to an old video.
CAPE TOWN – The Economic Freedom Fighters have been part of a group of persons lobbying for the relocation of the National Assembly to Tshwane in recent days. The film shows that the need for Parliament to be relocated has always existed and did not arise as an issue as a result of the Parliament fire, as some may have assumed.
A social media user named @54Battalion tweeted the video on Monday, January 3rd, with the caption: “Malema advocated for Parliament to be put up for sale and relocated years ago,” adding that “maybe the time has come.”
CIC Julius Malema and EFF said that National Assembly building in Cape Town must be sold and we move to Pretoria long time ago. Maybe it’s now the time to do that. pic.twitter.com/Mia1vs7rrm
— Battalion 54 (@54Battalion) January 3, 2022
The video was shot in Akasia, Pretoria, according to TimesLIVE. Malema claims in the film that Parliament should be relocated to Tshwane because other nations combine their administrative and legislative functions. He went on to suggest that having these critical State pillars in one place will help save money.
Julius Malema went on to suggest that having these critical State pillars in one place will help save money.
EFF supporters complimented their leader for his insight on the parliament placement problem in the comments section, while others said that shifting the National Assembly to Gauteng would make it easier for frustrated EFF supporters to burn it down.
And build new parliement… And we paid 4 it.?? Ahhh maybe he’s behind the that fire.. 🤣🤣🤣
— dembe maboho (@dembe_maboho) January 4, 2022
The truth shall come out 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/bxjGVrAuVN
— Modibe Modiba (@mmodiba10) January 4, 2022
EFF Statement On Part I Of The Zondo Commission Report pic.twitter.com/phu1KJ2E8J
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) January 5, 2022
The weekend fire at one of South Africa’s national important points in Cape Town drew a variety of reactions from residents and political organizations around the country, as previously reported by Informedgh.
Many people are shocked to learn that Parliament was set on fire by a 49-year-old man who allegedly climbed via a window. This has sparked questions about how the arsonist was able to obtain access to a location that was meant to be carefully guarded.
The Economic Freedom Fighters, on the other hand, want Parliament to be relocated from Cape Town to Tshwane, South Africa’s administrative capital city, according to TimesLIVE.