ANC condemns EFF's unparliamentary behaviour

2014-06-20 05:00

Johannesburg - The Office of the ANC chief whip has condemned the "atrocious behaviour" in the National Assembly by Economic Freedom Fighters MPs.

On Thursday evening, spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said: "The chairperson had ruled the remarks by EFF leader Julius Malema as unparliamentary following his claim in the House yesterday that 'the ANC government killed the people of Marikana'.

"The chairperson found that Malema's utterances were false, misleading, malicious and, therefore, inconsistent with the decorum of the House."

Malema refused to withdraw his remarks and led his party members on a walkout after the presiding officer ordered him to leave.

"During their walkout, the EFF MPs howled and barked several derogatory utterances and made disturbing gestures.

"Such outrageous conduct not only brought the House into disrepute, but has never been seen in the 20-year history of this democratic Parliament."

Mothapo said the Office of the ANC chief whip welcomed the indication that Parliament would investigate the matter with a view to bring all involved to book.

"Such abhorrent behaviour, disguised as 'militancy' or 'radicalism' makes a complete mockery of this institution and is contemptuous to the people of South Africa on whose behalf this parliament exists," he said.

  • sylvia.masemola.90 - 2014-06-20 05:30

    They created the EFF so it's coming back to bite them

      Voelgerus Diego - 2014-06-20 06:07

      The ANC are staring into a mirror. They do not like what they see.

      Vertex Appliance Repairs - 2014-06-20 19:09

      As much as i hate politics in this banana country,do not under estimate malema,he is ignorant stupid...and that is dangerous!!!

  • Nkhangweleni Mathivha - 2014-06-20 05:37

    When they were doing that to fmr president Thabo Mbeki,where were u Sizani. Leave with it baba.

      moles - 2014-06-20 07:53

      Did the EFF also walked out of Mbeki`s Parliament ?And here i was thinking EFF is not even a year old .

      Zabs Ernest - 2014-06-20 12:44

      No bra you got it all wrong maybe u just started following politics lately,Nkhangweleni is tlkng about what happened @ university of limpopo wen Zuma used Malema to kick out our wise president Mbeki

  • Benny Molaba - 2014-06-20 05:39

    Clearly the robustness of the debate got the better of the chair of NCOP. One MP indicated that with ANC in power, crime has reduced thru police at work, now, with Marikana ANC is not responsible for police activities! This is going to be a long 5 year reign if parties are being kicked out of the first seating!

      mbulelo.kawa - 2014-06-20 06:58

      You're spot on Bennie ..

      Jonathan Woods - 2014-06-20 07:33

      Benny I fully agree with you in principle, but this is not the way to go about it. This is an adult forum not a kindergarten playroom ! And quite obviously with the level of general education and lack of discipline in government schools things can only get a lot worse ! Intelligent debate is effective when parties listen and then comment or argue an alternative view point. Little is ever achieved when everyone shouts at their opposing view at the same time. The local belief that the one who talks the loudest and longest is the winner is simply ludicrous !

  • Juan Myburgh - 2014-06-20 05:40

    I love it when the anc and eff fight each other.!!!!!

      Christian Evans - 2014-06-20 07:28

      Juan, this is the tip of the iceberg, big things to follow, time will tell, ending in disaster.

      Grant Codron - 2014-06-20 07:39

      @hristian that's the spirit!

  • Bokenza Bassnotik - 2014-06-20 05:45

    When we say apartheid gov killed people in sharpville and 1976 students we get an applause. So what's different with marikana?

      Derek Bredenkamp - 2014-06-20 06:53

      Exactly, how can it be unparliamentary to tell the truth.

      Michael Kleber - 2014-06-20 07:16

      The ANC might not have told the police to take out some miners , but through their policies ,the employment of untrained , incompetent people led to the police not being able to handle the situation , so whether they called fire or not they are responsible

  • Gen Gaddafi Makhata - 2014-06-20 05:46

    It is only the beginning ANC, you will have headache for 5 years just sit and watch.

      Kamohelo Moshodi - 2014-06-20 07:49

      Well said brother that's wat I vouted for zanc is taking us for granted

  • Rudolph Sinden - 2014-06-20 05:53

    Its ironic when the white parliament was disbanded and the new parliament was established. people said look at those the eff somes in and the ANC says what a bunsh of get with the times ANC we call it evolution.

      Jonathan Woods - 2014-06-20 07:39

      No Rudolph. Definitely not evolution. More like devolution !

      Colin Dovey - 2014-06-20 07:46


  • Nonny Skhandisa - 2014-06-20 05:54

    juju is d most SA disgrace ever he may thnk that he is god of al, bt no jst an embarasment of a,l most lunatic, joke of d whole world

      Werner Nel - 2014-06-20 06:29

      And number one created him...

      Jonathan Woods - 2014-06-20 07:42

      The difference though James is that some of your brothers and sisters are evolving into the present, while you and those who think like you are regressing back into the primordial ooze !

      Nigel van Ysendyk - 2014-06-20 07:43

      james the racist, like the idiot that he follows

      Romeo Makamo - 2014-06-23 09:23

      nonny u very stupid, this politics not a reality show stipid.

  • Dan Skosana - 2014-06-20 05:57

    It is time parliament apply the house rule. If need be they should be amended to allow it to throw out any member who fail to respect the house for a number of times to a week or until a withdrawal and apology.

      Frank Jordaan - 2014-06-20 07:43

      True leaders do not act like spoiled brats to draw attention to themselves.However if you have nothing to offer you insult and attack weaknesses of others to hide your own shortcomings.What an atrocious example to our youth of how grown men behave to boost their own egos instead of applying their minds to resolve serious issues facing this country.

  • Ruth Phiri - 2014-06-20 05:59

    Marikana is the Sharpville of our times.

      Thandi Tyali - 2014-06-20 07:01

      those who say Marikana is the sharpville of today, at Sharpville no Sangoma was there to prmise people will be invisible.

  • Stefan Ferreira - 2014-06-20 06:01

    Banana Republic.

  • Colly Collystos - 2014-06-20 06:04

    Its sad that the very Zanc acting like victims claims that the NP massacred our people in sharpville and soweto yet they deny to have massacred our people in marikana, I can see through you maggots, u can't fool me anymore.

  • Landile Mamve - 2014-06-20 06:07

    Lol...feel it, it is here...hahahaha.

  • Raymond Kok - 2014-06-20 06:09

    sa flaffie vat hulle

  • Nghexeni Yuza - 2014-06-20 06:14

    But Malema he is right ANC government they are responsible for the killing of peoples .why we must hide this?? or they want him to point Zano Of of Zimbambye.

      Nigel van Ysendyk - 2014-06-20 07:51

      no Malema is an opportunist, give him power & he will make Marikana look like a picnic, you conveniently forget how Marikana tragedy started, with the miners miraculously immortal on soup, killing policemen, security guards, non- striking miners & even the guy that made them the soup...not to mention the armed attack on the police just before they retaliated & they were warned by don't come with you lies, Malema is spitting on the graves of the people that died at Marikana for his own personal gain... the true mark of an opportunist

  • Lehlohonolo Hector - 2014-06-20 06:15

    eff is doing their job

      Grant Codron - 2014-06-20 07:41

      Not very well!! They'll be expelled before juju is even sequestered at this rate

      Colin Dovey - 2014-06-20 07:50

      My mother gave us a potty to "do our job"

      Nigel van Ysendyk - 2014-06-20 07:52

      & what that **** the country up????

  • Mmabatho U Pilusa - 2014-06-20 06:18


      Colin Dovey - 2014-06-20 07:52

      Rama is better 4 la la :-)

  • bmtthwala - 2014-06-20 06:19

    When the anc led gv wants to gv us a bs good story its k for them to take credit,ie when the crime stats and hiv stats go down?nw its marikana who exactly do they want to push the blame to?hmmm.what the anc doesnt realise is that it is pushng us to the violence option.we came to parliamdant to engage nw they dnt want to engage?we r nt scared!asiwona amagwala,enuf is enuf!we r sick and to the struggle viva

  • James Maswoba - 2014-06-20 06:19

    ANC government killed people in marikana. killed Andries tatane in fouriesburg. enforce e toll on us. we won't shy away from that.

  • Renegade - 2014-06-20 06:20

    Uneducated bafoons!!!

      Oupa Felah - 2014-06-20 06:45


      Ka Belo - 2014-06-20 08:40

      and you my friend are just an EDUCATED FOOL exactly how they want you to be. This way your kids can just follow your path, not know their true value and being exploited, probably like you.

      Rakesh Bugwandeen - 2014-06-20 09:11

      As the saying goes, "1 leg in the bush, you can take a person out of the bush but u can't take the bush out of them"

  • Donovan Dunn - 2014-06-20 06:29

    Proof they are guilty please

  • Paulo Areal - 2014-06-20 06:29

    Zuma and his ANC cronies used JuJu to wrestle power using this type of behavior, why are they now surprised that he behaves in this manner? You reep what you sow.

  • James Maswoba - 2014-06-20 06:30

    it was nice when we shout Apartheid government killed people in sharpville. ANC police service is mass murdering our people we must keep quiet.

      Oupa Felah - 2014-06-20 06:43

      write it in capital letters bra THE ANC LED GOVORMENT KILLED THE MINERS

      Wade Latham - 2014-06-20 06:45

      Your people asked to die that day. Sad as it is, they had lost all respect for human life, this kind of result could have been predicted. Let's hope they did not die in vein and those left behind will know not to try and attack a police force with lethal weapons again

  • Wade Latham - 2014-06-20 06:30

    Get that thief out of parliament permanently!

      Oupa Felah - 2014-06-20 06:41


      Don Tandy - 2014-06-20 07:14

      Which thief - showerhead or fatboy?

      Kamohelo Moshodi - 2014-06-20 07:41

      You just wish dear it will neva happend that's why booomaA is running all over Da club bcz they don't hv balls even maimane is joining zanc sooon

      Faniswa Pala Mrwetyana - 2014-06-20 07:44

      good ques. Which thief to remove?

  • Donovan Dunn - 2014-06-20 06:30

    That is not all

  • Muzi Sibiya - 2014-06-20 06:30

    Sharpville and Marikana cannot be compared or even Soweto June 16.What happened then was brutality killing of unarmed people and pupil and NO sangoma was consulted to make ppl invisible.In Marikana police were faced with miners armed with dangarous weapons and all they did was to ensure that NO further officers are killed by mines while on duty.People must learn to face the truth once in their lives,miners were misled and ended been killed so government NEVER killed anyone.

      PhilMemon - 2014-06-20 06:52

      Ja, and yesterday they had Mr X come out & say the miners were killing people and using their body parts for muti. They thought the bullets would bounce off them so they attacked. Now they cry saying govt is killing them!!??? Take some responsibility. They killed themselves by trying to attack a police force armed with automatic weapons!

      Derek Bredenkamp - 2014-06-20 07:02

      Nonsense, there is no excuse for police to kill people in order to stop protest action. This was obviously an order from the top. Julias is 100% correct.

      Tinyiko Baloyi - 2014-06-20 07:10

      Sibiya we have foolish people to deal with here. People who believe that police are nothing but sub humans who deserve brutality. According to Malema and crue, police were supposed to have just stood by watching headless, gullible cannibals hacking them all to death. No police are human with blood and can fight back to defend themselves against malimaists

      Muzi Sibiya - 2014-06-20 07:25

      @Derek who said it was an excuse?It's a fact man incase you don't know I have a cousin working in the mine and a nephew who is a police officer in Rustenburg hence my comment is based on facts not anger or hatred.

      Bhekinkosi Langa - 2014-06-20 08:50

      Muzi the Death Sentence was abolished in 1994 so nobody has a permit to kill.

  • Thami Ngwenya - 2014-06-20 06:39

    I did not Vote for EFF for this ......if our commander in chief doesnt change his tune and behaviour will become a joke in the near future ....lets fight what you guys promised us ..and not misbehave and show other people sum respects. ...please guys...!

      PhilMemon - 2014-06-20 06:54

      ...but that's all they know how to do, Thami. Now you see what EFF really is, what other people have been saying all along. Loud mouths with no respect for or knowledge of anything who will promise you the moon just to get a job for themselves. Like most politicians, but at least most politicians have some basic understanding of law, economics, governance, etc. These guys are just thugs. May as well just vote Boko Haram!

      Katleho Missey Ntshabele-monaheng - 2014-06-20 06:56

      What where you expectin 4rm ur ddnt Finish his Matric?he acted as a 'Baborian' in Front of his Family..bcz everybody was watching tv even his u better change a party in advance

      Tinyiko Baloyi - 2014-06-20 07:01

      What a clever gesture by a clever voter not all poisonous utterances by other respondents. EFF is EFF not the ANC and the issue of Mbeki ousting from the presidency shud not feature here. The matter in question is EFF members behaviour in d national assembly n d issue of them being d former ANC members doesn't matter any more. It's EFF thts becoming a jole nt any other political party

      Rakesh Bugwandeen - 2014-06-20 09:12

      Wasted Vote .... LOL

  • Leonard Tau - 2014-06-20 06:40

    when houses are built the anc says they built those houses,but when the dept of police killed people hae same party doesn't accept ,yes,marikana is the fault of the anc,they recruited those police men and trained them.

  • NoAbsolutes - 2014-06-20 06:41

    Only 'atrocious' when it's not ANC members .....

  • Gawie Gorrel - 2014-06-20 06:41

    Where are their red noses? I thought all clowns have red noses? But then they probably can't read and misread uniform for nose

  • Motlogelwa Seloana - 2014-06-20 06:42

    anc musnt be suprised ka malema. they enjoyed him while removing mbeki frm office. they know him very well. what goes around,

      nkululeko.ngwenya1 - 2014-06-20 06:49

      True, sad but true.

      Kamohelo Moshodi - 2014-06-20 07:33

      Well said brother bt I won't allow zanc to destroy dis beautyful country that's why I voted eff

  • deo.botha - 2014-06-20 06:46

    ANC condemns everything. So what? Condemn it....... What now? They have been taught a lesson - hahaha Get a pair and do something other than condemning!

  • Peter Pat - 2014-06-20 06:47

    Malema u are right ,wl suprt u malema, our govment lie 2 us, none prmise nothing hppen.

  • Leonard Tau - 2014-06-20 06:50

    how many rdp houses built?and how many miners and protesters killed ?all this is the responsibility of the ruling party.why the anc only accept the good things,they should grow up man!take care:do not kill.

  • Goodman Segage - 2014-06-20 06:50

    I was disturbed by what I saw on parly tv. It was a disgrace to our country, a disgrace to our youth. It was an abomination to have such representatives to parlaiment. They are making mockery of the House. We elected them not to vend out their hatred, anger and disrespect to elders there. What these did people by calling other members, over and above elderly members 'heyi wena!' Expell them! Get people with clear mandate and passion of the country not this!

      Tonny Magagula - 2014-06-20 06:57

      You did not vote eff, that's clear we the eff we are happy, truth hurts and that's what malema spoke

      Kamohelo Moshodi - 2014-06-20 07:20

      Who do we blame???? Malema or booommmma???? I for one blame zuma and zanc bcz they failed the country I don't think if zuma was not corrupt this things would be happening

  • Kwinda Eric - 2014-06-20 06:52

    truth wl alwyz hurt ppl.

      Kamohelo Moshodi - 2014-06-20 07:16

      Its true brother I believe if zuma was not criminal I don't think malema will be reacting the way he was its tym for SA people to wake,I one won't watch or let this country go down jst lyk that bcz of one person zuma and his cronies

  • Moudy Mudzielwana - 2014-06-20 06:52

    Thami I agree and that goes to all parties. Why do we as voters get subjected to these nonsense?

  • Andile Msimang - 2014-06-20 06:54

    If the shoe fits...

  • Colleen Williams - 2014-06-20 06:55

    The EFF will not stop at this!! I am ashamed of being a South African right now!! This beautiful country of ours is becoming the laughing stock of the world!! This country is in dire need of help!

  • Mike Machaba - 2014-06-20 06:57

    Malemas intelligence is questionable and once they remove him from parliament his problems won't be solved forever. He is using a Toyi Toying mentality at the wrong place.

  • Michael Kleber - 2014-06-20 06:57

    I don't know what parliament is degenerating down to , you had a member calling Mulder a land thief , Malema making racist comments , Lidiwe Sisulu making similar comments , some really immature debating happening there ,

  • Clayton Prescott - 2014-06-20 06:59

    Its just very unprofessional, if Julius was smart or mature enough he would see that he could get much further by acting professionally.Its an insult to what we have been trying to build since 94'

  • MJS1234 - 2014-06-20 07:00

    Whilst I might not be a fan of Julius, I bet nobody was sleeping in parliament yesterday!

  • Angela Heywood - 2014-06-20 07:00

    What an embarrassment! What does this show the world about SA?! Not exactly acceptable behaviour, but then corrupt ANC and all their cadres are not much better! Who is there here to stop the rot, and I am talking here BEFORE the next election? If this continues until then, at this rate there will be little, if anything left of SA by then, which has been and CAN return to be a wonder thriving country, if only it has an equal balance of educated people who go in the right direction for ALL who live here, (and here I am NOT talking about non SA African citizens, i.e. from all over Africa who come here from a war torn, bugger*d up country, no money, no job etc (self-inflicted mind you, most of the time anyway!) because they know the current SA government will feel sorry for them, however many of them there are, wherever they come from, ("no we must help our brothers and sisters of Africa!") and NOT for JZ and his mates etc... Many years ago, Yugoslavia (then called) stormed the parliament and got rid of Milosavich and his crooked bunch, is this the only way out to save this magnificent country?

  • Craig Thom - 2014-06-20 07:01

    Dragging everything down to the lowest denominator !

  • Rofhiwa Ronald - 2014-06-20 07:01

    In parliament we need opposition party like EFF that will give the migrane head-ache to the corrupt animals of the rulling party .

  • Obadia Kgopolo Segwape - 2014-06-20 07:02

    finally action at parliament after 20 years VIVA EFF VIVA

      ayiphumelele - 2014-06-20 07:11

      Thats true for sure everyone will benefit this time around.

      Jonathan Woods - 2014-06-20 08:20

      If this is the only way to get positive action so be it. But it is at the same time a very sad reflection of just how uncivilized we really are as a country !

  • oi - 2014-06-20 07:03

    It is all so deepest African. In this day and age

  • Fairness IsEverything - 2014-06-20 07:03

    If you want to run with the big dogs you can't afford to p1ss like a puppy malema. Welcome to the real world

  • Don Tandy - 2014-06-20 07:04

    With the combination of zuma and malema together in parliament, two clowns are going to create a circus of note.

      Bo Xadi Mashele - 2014-06-20 08:07

      Malema is way ahead of Zuma, Zuma is so stupid