Premier says EFF are not thinking straight

2014-09-03 00:00

ECONOMIC Freedom Fighters MPs and MPLs cannot be thinking straight because of the makarabas on their heads.

This is according to Premier Senzo Mchunu, who has become the latest ANC official to slate the EFF’s behaviour in the National Assembly.

Speaking at Jika Joe informal settlement in Pietermaritzburg yesterday, ­Mchunu said: “Here, it’s hot. In Cape Town, it’s hot. In Parliament, it’s hot. How much more hot if you wear gumboots and red overalls?”

“Worse, you put a makaraba on your head. It makes your mind not to think straight. They were hitting tables because it was too hot.”

Last month, EFF MPs disrupted proceedings while President Jacob Zuma answered questions relating to the spending of state money at his Nkandla home.

Mchunu told shack dwellers that the ANC-led government delivers.

“People say we promise and don’t deliver, but we are here to deliver,” he said.

Over 450 Jika Joe residents were left destitute when a fire engulfed over 200 shacks last week.

“We were saddened by what happened to this community, but we are happy that no one died or was injured. We don’t want shacks. No one deserves to stay in a shack. We also don’t want the bucket [toilet] system,” Mchunu told the crowd.

He said he would meet Msunduzi Mayor Chris Ndlela to discuss the process of eradicating informal settlements in the city.


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