Parliament fracas lands EFF MPs with 5-day suspension

By Drum Digital
04 May 2016

The National Assembly on Wednesday suspended the EFF from Parliament for five working days.

Iavan Pijoos, News24

Johannesburg -

"In terms of the Rule 53A (A), you are automatically suspended for the period applicable, as provided for Rule 54," National Assembly speaker, Baleka Mbete, said in a letter to the party.

"You may not enter the precincts of Parliament for the duration of your suspension," it read.

Rule 54 states that the suspension of a member would be for five parliamentary working days on the first occasion during a session.

This follows an incident that led to the EFF members of Parliament being forcibly removed from the National Assembly during the president's budget vote.

The party had tried to bring a motion saying President Zuma has no place in the Parliament.



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