EFF loses court tussle over legislature speaker

2015-09-22 22:28

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Polokwane – The EFF in the Limpopo legislature on Tuesday lost a court bid to stop the ANC from trying to remove its Speaker.

The legislature should be allowed to execute its duties without court interference, Judge Ephraim Makgoba ruled in the High Court in Pretoria sitting in Polokwane.

ANC Chief Whip Philemon Mdaka said they welcomed the decision to dismiss with costs the EFF’s application to stop the motion for the removal of Speaker Merriam Ramadwa.

The SABC reported on August 28 that the ANC suspended Ramadwa two weeks earlier when she refused to step down as Speaker.

The ruling had helped dispel the myth that courts were an extension of the legislature’s opposition benches, Mdaka said.

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