We are still MPs - ousted EFF members

2015-04-13 14:24
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Economic Freedom Fighters MP Andile Mngxitama has been suspended from the EFF for bringing the party into disrepute. Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the suspension of Mngxitama and others shows cracks in the individuals themselves and not in the EFF as on organisation. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - The EFF members who were expelled and suspended from the party say they do not recognise the decision taken and will continue with their work as MPs.

"We shall be carrying out our duties as expected," the "Group of Four" who were suspended from the EFF in February, said in a statement on Monday.

"We have written to Parliament to expedite the process of unlocking our offices whose locks have been illegally changed by the EFF leadership."

EFF chairperson Dali Mpofu announced at the weekend that Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, Mpho Ramakatsa and Andile Mngxitama had been expelled from the party.

Lucky Twala was suspended for three years, but this will fall away after a year if he complies with certain conditions.

The four said that the first time they had heard about the decision was when Mpofu made the announcement to the media on Saturday.

Comment from the EFF was not immediately available.

The group accused the EFF leadership of having disregard for the law and the basic concept of fairness.

The group has lodged an application in the High Court in Johannesburg asking it to nullify the outcome of the party’s National People's Assembly, which was held in December. If the court ruled in the four's favour this would mean that the current leadership has no authority to undertake a disciplinary action against them.

The four urged everyone to wait for the outcome of the court and called on the EFF's leaders not to undermine the process.

They claimed the EFF had announced their expulsions and suspensions after it had asked for an extension to respond to the court application.

"Therefore, this act of our expulsion is malicious and driven by self-interest.

"Essentially, these expulsions and suspension are an amateurish attempt to undermine the courts and laws of the country. As usual, EFF leaders disregard any rules they don’t like and create their own for their convenience," the four said.

They also accused the EFF of making up provisions of the party's code of conduct to fit the charges laid against them.

"This is how the apartheid regime operated."

The group said they would not subject themselves to a "kangaroo court".

"The detail and evidence of our high court application is damning of the current leaders and exposes them as a leadership elected fraudulently.

"How can we in good conscience subject ourselves to a kangaroo court?"

They said they would study the verdict and then respond in full.

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