Mbete threatens to throw Malema out of National Assembly

2015-04-16 14:49
Dan Calderwood, News24

Dan Calderwood, News24

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Cape Town - Speaker Baleka Mbete threatened to throw Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema out for interrupting a special questions session in the National Assembly on Thursday.

Malema had demanded that the session start with the party's question to President Jacob Zuma, about when he was going to pay back the money on his Nkandla homestead.

The party did not have an opportunity to ask the question at a session on August 21 because of interruptions.

After a series of interruptions by Malema, Mbete asked him to take his seat.

"I am going to have to throw you out of the house," she warned.

Malema and his party members were furious.

Malema told her: "We are getting a raw deal. This can't be correct".

"You keep on taking illegal decisions and we can't sit back and every time you make illegal decisions, we have to go to court".

Members from the ruling party heckled him.

Malema carried on.

"I am not going anywhere. The EFF has been elected to be here".

DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen intervened and asked Mbete not to throw anyone out of the house.

"I also, and the DA also, wants to know when the president is going to pay back the money. We have to uphold and protect the rules of Parliament".

Mbete said the issue had been more than adequately canvassed and clarified.

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  baleka mbete  |  jacob zuma  |  julius malema  |  parliament 2015  |  politics

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