EFF application to be heard in W Cape High Court

2014-12-03 05:00
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Johannesburg - The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town will next week hear an application by the EFF challenging sanctions against its MPs, Parliament said on Tuesday.

"Notice of motion, among others, to interdict Parliament for suspending the salaries and allowances of 20 EFF Members for their role in disrupting proceedings of the National Assembly... was served yesterday [Monday]," Parliament said in a statement.

Parliament intended to oppose the application when the matter is heard next Wednesday.

On Thursday night, the National Assembly adopted a report calling for the suspension of 12 EFF MPs.

The report recommended that EFF leader Julius Malema, Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu, Godrich Gardee, Mpho Ramakatsa, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi be suspended without pay for 30 days.

Fellow EFF MPs Elsabe Louw, Ngwanamakwetle Mashabela, Nthako Matiase, Hlengiwe Maxon, Magdalene Moonsamy, and Andile Mngxitama, are to be suspended for a fortnight. Eight more EFF MPs were ordered to submit a verbal apology to the House.

On Friday night, Parliament said letters of suspension and notices of fines had been sent to the EFF MPs.

The 30-day suspensions are set to expire on 28 December, while the 14-day suspensions expire on 12 December.

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