MPS chant: bring back signal!

By Drum Digital
12 February 2015

Opposition members of parliament stood up in the National Assembly and started chanting and clapping ahead of the opening of Parliament on Thursday evening.

"Bring back the signal," MPs chanted.

A group of Economic Freedom Fighters MPs, dressed in their signatory red overalls, stood up while chanting.

This came after the SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) condemned the jamming of cellphone signals inside the National Assembly ahead of President Jacob Zuma's eighth state-of-the-nation address.

"This disrupts the functioning of the media particularly as journalists are filing using cellphone signal for digital platforms, sending pictures back to their main offices and updating Facebook and Twitter accounts for various publications," Sanef executive director Mthatha Tsedu said.

"We call on the leadership of Parliament to reverse this decision immediately in the interest of a free and democratic Parliament which is the cornerstone of our democracy."

-SAPA

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