EFF MPL disrupts Gauteng legislature

2015-02-26 14:14
(EFF website)

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Johannesburg - The ANC in the Gauteng legislature has questioned why EFF MPL Mandisa Mashego did not leave the House after being ordered to do so on Thursday.

"The member has been requested to leave the House and she's still here," African National Congress MPL Mbongeni Radebe said during debate on Premier David Makhura's state of the province speech in Johannesburg.

"You are allowing people to have a choice to listen [to your ruling]."


Deputy Speaker Uhuru Moiloa explained to the sitting that Economic Freedom Fighters MPL Mashego was given a choice to leave or keep quiet while others were speaking.

"Yes, she was given an option to respect the rights of members to listen to the speeches... and if she continued to interrupt... she was going to be ordered to go out."

He said Mashego had been quiet and could stay.


Earlier, Speaker Ntombi Mekgwe made the order after Mashego continued to talk while other legislature members addressed the House.

"You are going to choose to remain or leave for 30 minutes," Mekgwe told her.

"If you are not happy you can refer the matter to the rules committee."

Mashego refused to leave and accused Inkatha Freedom Party MPL Bonginkosi Dlamini of bullying her.

Mekgwe had to keep interrupting Democratic Alliance MPL Ashor Sarupen during his address because Mashego and Dlamini were arguing.

"This member is bullying me," Mashego complained.

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