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ANC: Lekota looking for attention

2012-07-31 20:31

Johannesburg - Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota's court challenge against his expulsion from a National Assembly sitting was a publicity stunt, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga said on Tuesday.

"It is a laughable and bizarre court action, which Lekota himself knows stands no chance of succeeding," Motshekga said.

He said the court challenge should be welcomed as it would "serve as an educational course" on the basic rules of Parliament for Lekota.

"It will thereby groom him to be a better member of Parliament."

Lekota was ordered to leave the assembly after comments he made about President Jacob Zuma and The Spear painting.

He criticised Zuma during the Presidency Budget Vote debate for not defending the constitutional rights of artist Brett Murray or City Press editor Ferial Haffajee.

The court "will educate" Lekota that Parliament may determine and control its internal arrangements and make rules and orders concerning its business, said Motshekga.

Lekota filed papers in the the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

The legal action is directed towards Parliament and Deputy Speaker Nomaindia Mfeketo.

Comments
  • lacrimose.wolf - 2012-07-31 20:47

    Interesting what ANC considers laughable and bizarre. They should read some of the daily news reports of the wicked things their members are up to. Or get out of their cars and walk around the communities they swore to serve for a few hours.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-07-31 20:57

      The only reason he was asked to leave was because he disagreed with the ruling party and their "laughable and bizarre" reaction to the painting.

      peter.klausli - 2012-07-31 21:43

      Serve for a few hours or walk around a few hours?

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-07-31 21:50

      @peter LOL! omitted a comma but good point :) I'll leave it as it is - some do not even serve for a few hours even though they've been employed for years!

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-07-31 20:52

    He is useless like Zille,bloody attention seeker

      tc.convulvulous - 2012-07-31 21:33

      Damn the ANC plunderers! They cannot stand it if anybody stands up to their idiotic behaviour

      abby.salemane - 2012-07-31 22:17

      Lekota is still bitter about the Plolokwane debacle, he must just be aware that we now now heading for the Mangaung symposium. He must just stop trying to a pumpkin which has gone through a bad locust fever.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-07-31 22:27

      Viva Lekota Viva!

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-07-31 20:53

    Guys can we please focus on something positive and leave these Political morons! Chad le Clos is about to take on @ Phelps and Chen. Alll the best Le Clos! We are behind u all the way!!

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-07-31 20:58

    YHEAHHHHHHHH LECLOS JUST WON! BEATING PHELPS NOGGAL!! IM SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS!!!

  • CassandraXabata - 2012-07-31 21:29

    ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga said the court challenge should be welcomed as it would "serve as an educational course" on the basic rules of Parliament for Lekota. What about an educational course on book delivery for the National Assembly? FOR FREE First you get a lorry, then you load the books, then you drive to.... Oh never mind too much to take in.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-07-31 21:37

      They just had an educational course - called "moral regeneration month".

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-07-31 21:45

    People need service delivery not this senseless childplay

  • davy.botha - 2012-07-31 22:32

    I feel that Lakota has a good chance of winning this case, also the ANC seem not to understand the workings of structures and procedures in this democracy that is why they get challenged and won in so many court battles. If the point that Lekota was making was wrong fine, but what he expected was that the president should have taken guidance in the situation and explained to the nation on the rights of all individuals involved, instead he chose to remain silent. For the first time in this era after apartheid I am not proud to say that that is my president! I could do this with Nelson Mandela, with Mothlanthe and even Mbeki, but Zuma I am sorry!

  • mandilakhe.nompehle - 2012-08-01 06:08

    The last time I checked, the judiciary system was independent. So one can't just jump to conclusion that one is wrong or will be found wrong.... ANC seemed to be dictating everything in this country.... If I may be wrong, please accept my apology.. I thought its a constitutional rights for one to express his or her views...

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-08-01 13:14

    @ Mandilakhe, precisely. They are dictating the judiciary the same way with the SABC. Bloody Hyenas. Look at Jackie Selebi, Shabir Shaik, The Spear, Tony Yengeni, more and more hyenas we all know. These tactics will be used when Banks, Mines and big Private Companies as they intend to nationalise them are under these bunch of morons.

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