EFF: It’s red overalls or nudity

2015-01-26 08:28

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The Economic Freedom Fighters MPs have threatened to attend the National Assembly in the buff if they are barred from wearing their red overalls, gumboots and maid uniforms.

Economic Freedom Fighter’s leader Julius Malema told The Star that they would not take dress code instructions from Parliament.

“We are going to wear them [overalls],” he was quoted as saying.

“If they don’t want them, we will take off those overalls and walk naked. If that’s what they want to see, they will see it,” he said.

Parliament was working towards toughening several regulations for the National Assembly, including MPs dress code.

Rules subcommittee chairperson Richard Mdakane said they hoped to finalise the regulations by the end of next month, reported The Star.

Malema openly rejected the proposed changes which would mostly likely require the EFF to swap their worker’s gear for a more formal look.

“We are not going to dress like colonial masters ... I am wearing overalls. They are clean and I am not smelly,” he told The Star.

“I actually smell better than many other people who wear suits there.”

EFF MP Godrich Gardee last week said they would never accept the dress code.

“It will never happen. We are here to do serious work, not to discuss dress codes,” he said.

“Where will it end? Next thing they will be telling us which colour underwear to wear and how to speak,” Gardee said.

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