EFF, Mbete reach agreement

2014-09-01 17:13
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Cape Town - Speaker Baleka Mbete and the EFF have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs, the chairperson of Parliament's powers and privileges committee said on Monday.

"We have just heard that lawyers for the Speaker and the EFF [Economic Freedom Fighters] have agreed that the Speaker will not proceed," chairperson Lemias Mashile said.

Mbete, who was widely expected to ask the National Assembly at its next sitting on Tuesday to suspend the EFF members, has now deferred the matter to the committee.

In a letter to the committee, she asked that it report back to her with its recommendations urgently.

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