MPs returning to National Assembly

2014-08-21 15:35
EFF leader Julius Malema (Photo: AFP)

EFF leader Julius Malema (Photo: AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Video

Watch Malema and EFF members refuse to leave Parliament

2014-08-21 15:39

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs were the only ones left in the National Assembly after refusing to listen to Speaker Baleka Mbete's order that they leave. Watch. WATCH

Cape Town - Members of Parliament are now going back into the National Assembly chamber, says News24 reporter Jerusha Raath.

Riot police were also seen walking into Parliament, said Raath.

This was after proceedings were suspended when EFF MPs caused chaos in Parliament when they refused to leave the Assembly.

Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered EFF MPs to leave after they started shouting "pay back the money!" in reference to President Jacob Zuma's upgrades at Nkandla.




Minutes ago, other MPs tried breaking into the chamber where proceedings had earlier been suspended because of Ecomomic Freedom Fighters MPs.

Police were holding back the MPs and had also been called to remove the EFF members who were earlier ordered by National Speaker Baleka Mbete to leave.


Economic Freedom Fighters MPs say they will not move from Parliament "until President Jacob Zuma answers on when will he pay back the money on Nkandla upgrades", they tweeted earlier on Thursday.


Media were also ordered out of Parliament.

MPs ignored Mbete and soon started banging their hard hats on the desk.

This is a developing story.

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema  |  jacob zuma  |  parliament 2014  |  politics  |  nkandla upgrade

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
193 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.