EFF chaos undermines Parliament – ANC

2014-09-17 22:13

The EFF is committed to undermining Parliament through chaotic conduct, says the ANC.

“The African National Congress once more expresses its concern about the conduct of EFF Members of Parliament in the National Assembly today,” said national spokesperson Zizi Kodwa today.

“Their refusal to abide by Parliamentary rules of having to withdraw reckless accusations when ordered by the Speaker of the National Assembly smack of gross disregard for the institution and what it represents.”

It was evident that their conduct was consistent with their failed attempt to unseat Speaker Baleka Mbete, which was aimed at undermining the foundation of South Africa’s democracy.

“EFF is committed to undermine Parliament through a chaotic conduct which fails to appreciate that all members of Parliament represent constituencies bigger than their mere membership,” said Kodwa.

“In their chaotic conduct they are undermining and disrespecting the South African electorate.”

The ANC commended Mbete for her firmness in disallowing the EFF to make Parliament unworkable.

“Her firmness has restored the integrity of the House and respectability of its members,” he said.

Earlier today, EFF leader Julius Malema and his Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu were ordered to leave the National Assembly after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of “murdering” 34 Marikana mineworkers.

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