PAC 'disgusted by EFF suspension'

2014-11-30 14:49
EFF MPs and others during the Parliamentary session. (File, Twitter)

EFF MPs and others during the Parliamentary session. (File, Twitter)

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Johannesburg - The suspension of 12 EFF members from parliament was disgusting, the PAC said on Sunday, ahead of the newly-fledged opposition party heading to court to challenge the decision.

"This act is tantamount to [the] banning of one party from Parliament." said the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) of Azania deputy President Sbusiso Xaba in a statement.

"The PAC is disgusted about the decision."

Xaba said the PAC supported the EFF's upcoming court action contesting the suspension.

Over the weekend, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema confirmed his party would file papers, challenging the suspension, in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Last week, the National Assembly adopted a report calling for the suspension of 12 EFF MPs and subsequently issued letters of suspension and notices of fines.

The party has indicated it will not tender any apologies for the August 21 incident in which President Jacob Zuma's question time in Parliament was disrupted when EFF MPs chanted "pay back the money".

They were referring to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report which stated Zuma should pay back a portion of the R246 million spent on security upgrades at his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

The EFF said it was confident a court would find the disciplinary process leading up to the suspensions procedurally unfair.

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