Malema, EFF leaders add some more red to SONA red carpet

2016-02-11 17:45
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Cape Town - The top brass of the EFF started trickling into Parliament on Thursday ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address. 

Most politicians took the event as an opportunity to dress to the nines, but the EFF members chose to walk the red carpet in their signature red overalls. 

The first batch of EFF leaders to arrive included party chair Dali Mpofu and Magdalene Munusamy.

Munusamy swapped her red overall for a red jumpsuit and paired it with some red and white heels, and finished off the outfit with an official red EFF beret.

Party leader Julius Malema arrived later, in his red overalls, and an iPhone in one hand. 

Last year, some EFF members, including Malema were thrown out of Parliament after they disrupted Zuma's delivery of the State of the Nation Address.

They had demanded answers from Zuma as to when he intended to pay back the money spent on upgrades at his Nkandla homestead. 

Zuma has agreed to pay back some of the money. 

Last week, the EFF threatened that they would disrupt Thursday's proceedings. 

"Instead of just leaving him alone, we are going to share that time with him. It will be he and the EFF giving the State of the Nation Address that day," Malema told reporters in Benoni last week on Tuesday. 

 

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