“The ANC has just opened a case of high treason against EFF and its leader Julius Malema in his personal capacity with Hillbrow police station,” national spokesperson Ziti Kodwa told News24.
“The threat to remove a lawfully, democratically-elected leader through an undemocratic process is against the law and the Constitution.”We call on SAPS to investigate a charge of high treason,” he said.
This was after Malema told Al Jazeera that his party would “remove this government through the barrel of a gun”.
During an episode of Talk To Al Jazeera last week, Malema told Jonah Hull that if the ruling ANC continued to respond violently to peaceful protests, “we will run out of patience very soon and we will remove this government through the barrel of a gun”.
Malema was asked what this meant and if he was literally saying people should take up arms against the government. We are not going to have a government that disrespects us.