Court ruling shows EFF has 'superior knowledge'

2015-04-15 14:50
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Johannesburg - The Economic Freedom Fighters' victory in the Western Cape High Court proves that the party has a "superior" understanding of the rules of Parliament, the party said on Wednesday.

"It further provides a good indication of what is going to happen to the case around the Powers, Privileges, and Immunities of Parliament Committee which recommended that EFF members were in contempt of parliament for asking the President to 'Pay Back The Money'," national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

"This is a victory of the voice of the working-class in Parliament and the unconformable truth lived and experienced at the hands of the ANC government and the super exploitative white monopoly capitalism.

Strategic moment

Earlier on Wednesday, the court set aside a ruling by National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise against the EFF on 19 June last year, when she said it was an unparliamentary statement to make.

The High Court also set aside her order that the EFF must withdraw the statement.

Ndlozi said the EFF would continue to reiterate that "indeed the ANC government killed workers in Marikana" until those responsible face justice.

"The judgment comes at a strategic moment when the Marikana Commission has already handed its report to Jacob Zuma.

"We therefore call on Jacob Zuma not to delay the justice of the workers any further, as they have been waiting for more than two years now, and release the report before the end of April," he said.

The EFF also wanted Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, police commissioner Riah Phiyega and former police minister Nathi Mthethwa to hand themselves over to police for the role they played in the Marikana shooting.

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