If President Cyril Ramaphosa doesn’t fire Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, he must be removed and his State of the Nation Address will be disrupted, EFF leader Julius Malema vowed over the weekend.

However, Parliament’s presiding officers said in a statement on Monday that they were not losing any sleep about possible disruptions “as there exists an appropriate mechanism to ensure that no disruption takes place”.

Malema was addressing a crowd of EFF supporters in the Mamusa municipality on Sunday ahead of the by-election in the coming week. His speech is availableĀ online.

“I want to tell Cyril Ramaphosa today, that if he can’t fire Pravin before the State of the Nation Address, the State of the Nation Address shall be about Pravin,” he said.