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D-Day for EFF

By Charl Bosch - Oct 7, 2014
D-Day for EFF

The disciplinary hearing of the 20 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MP’s), along with party leader Julius Malema, is set to commence before Parliament’s Power and Privileges Committee later today.

They face charges of disrupting Parliament and showing contempt for the National Assembly after heckling President Jacob Zuma during a question and answer session in August. If found quality, the MP’s face suspension from the National Assembly for 14 working days.

The party caused chaos in Parliament on August 21st after Malema rejected Zuma’s reply as to when he is prepared to pay back a portion of the R246-million spend on upgrades at his Nkandla residence, as outlined in Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report, Secure in Comfort.

Despite being warned to sit down by National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, MP’s began chanting ‘pay back the money’ leaving to the dissolvent of Parliament. An interdict by the party to halt the hearing was rejected by the Western Cape High Court last week with the EFF accusing the committee of being biased towards the ANC.


CAPTION: Screen grab showing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, addressing President Jacob Zuma in Parliament on August 21st, moments before his party started chanting 'pay back the money' in response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's Nkandla report, Secure in Comfort, which found that Zuma had unduly benefitted from the upgrades at his private Nkandla residance. IMAGE sourced from www.imoddigital.com