EFF to file papers

2014-11-29 14:49
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Johannesburg - EFF leader Julius Malema said on Saturday that the Economic Freedom Fighters would file papers on Monday to challenge the suspension of its 12 MPs.

"Our lawyers are busy preparing the papers. The papers will be filed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday," Malema said.

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

The report recommended that Malema, EFF 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.

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Parliament announced on Friday night that letters of suspension and notices of fines had been sent to the 12 MPs.

The party has indicated it will not tender any apologies for the 21 August incident in which President Jacob Zuma's question time in Parliament was disrupted when EFF MPs chanted "pay back the money".

They were referring to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report which stated that Zuma should pay back a portion of the R246m spent on security upgrades at his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

The EFF said it was confident a court would find the disciplinary process leading up to the suspensions procedurally unfair.

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