EFF risk parliamentary sanction - Modise

2014-06-20 12:35

Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters risked parliamentary sanction after their unruly walkout from a joint sitting of the legislature, National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise warned on Friday.

Without mentioning names, Modise said one of the militant party's MPs behaved improperly on Thursday night when they left the National Assembly chamber in solidarity with EFF leader Julius Malema, who was ordered out for refusing to withdraw a statement.

"While leaving, disruptive and unacceptable behaviour was demonstrated by a member of those honourable members," Modise said after President Jacob Zuma had responded to the debate on his state-of-the-nation address.

She added: "I will not go into details except to indicate that I have asked for the Hansard and audiovisual recordings of the incident."

Modise said she would consult with Speaker Baleka Mbete but believed the matter could be referred to the parliamentary committee that dealt with members' privileges.

"This could very well be a matter that could reside under the mandate of the powers and privileges committee."

The Hansard is the name of the record of what is said in Parliament.

On Thursday night, Modise ordered Malema to withdraw his statement in his maiden parliamentary speech that "the ANC massacred the people in Marikana".

Malema refused, saying the ANC readily took credit when crime rates went down, and should therefore shoulder the blame for the shooting of striking mineworkers at Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, in August 2012.

  • Jason Coates - 2014-06-20 12:45

    Julius claims the police are the tool of repression by the ANC in this country. So, the struggle versus Apartheid is conflated with the struggle against the classes - this is nothing new. Malema is neatly dovetailing with what the collectivists have been advocating all along. He wants the land back to the chiefs to control of which he hopes to be paramount chief.

      Lolo James - 2014-06-20 13:53

      @jason. Juju looked very sheepish today and definitely knows that nothing fazes JZ. He plays his cards very close to his chest and never plays for the gallery.

  • Talifhani Maitakhole - 2014-06-20 12:51

    Sanction or not. Truth will remain as it is.

      Aaron Manema - 2014-06-20 15:45

      @Talifhani, what truth are you talking about? There is no truth in everything these (every fool follows)talk about. All they know is going around fooling stupids people like you. They lied during the campaign that if they get seats in parliament, they would represent the poor in Parliament, knowing that they can't even represent themselves. Now, because they know that they were lying, they came with another idea of going to parliament with there stinking gumboots and unbrushed teeth.This was well planned. They knew very well that the smell from their gumboots and mouths would force the speaker to kick them out, so that they can blame A.N.C.If Malema want to represent the poor as he promised, he must stop acting like a piglet.(Condom head)

  • Vongani Mavoroso Mashimbye - 2014-06-20 12:52

    so they said to u that u whr the premier of northwest at the time and u want revenge??? the is nothing wrong with wat julius said wen the aparthied gov killed we said its the national party now the we say the ruling party had nothing to do wit it???

  • Bunny_Chow - 2014-06-20 12:53

    The biggest joke of all is that these clowns get called 'honourable'. Perhaps we need to re-look at the meaning of that word - because there is NOTHING honourable about this motley crew, starting from the head-honcho and working steadily downwards.......

      Menzi Pilusa - 2014-06-20 13:40

      They are honorable whether u like it or not! You can call them whatever you want but they are Honorable... Not Mr, not Mrs or Ms "HONORABLE"

      Tamolo Mopheme - 2014-06-20 14:21

      Perhaps honourable Bunny chow,happy now?

  • William Lebotschy - 2014-06-20 12:54

    Looks like parliament with the EEF will mean less MP,s falling asleep.

      Tersia Louw - 2014-06-20 13:51

      Only while Julius's bad behaviour is a novelty; it'll soon wear off.

  • Sipho Simon Mogale - 2014-06-20 13:00

    When will ANC take responsibility better this time apartheid is not blamed

  • thozi - 2014-06-20 13:05

    The ANC, and in particular Mr Zuma, created this monster called Malema - despite warnings at the time. Now they have to live with it... unfortunately the rest South Africa is suffering in the process - unfairly so. Parliament is now worse than a 3rd rate circus, and the whole world is watching, baffled...

      Menzi Pilusa - 2014-06-20 13:45

      Who cares if the whole world is watching? We live in this country not "the world". If matters of this country have to be discussed - then Juju is the answer to that. Viva Juju viva!!!

      Tamolo Mopheme - 2014-06-20 14:24

      Thozi means "toilet"in our kasi lingo.

  • Mlingo Mkhasibe - 2014-06-20 13:14

    i think malema is ryt anc is the 1 who give malema permation to disrespect ather patys.they were they must eat their muthi.we will cont to vote for him ayeye anc ayeye.

  • Rty Rty - 2014-06-20 13:17

    setting aside politics - the fact they the eff handles themselves in this manner is unacceptable. they should not have been allowed after the 1st session to return. expel them from future sessions - until they have attended some sort of diplomacy & ethics courses. they are all a bunch of wanna-be corrupt & brainless leaders...they have one agenda – DISRUPTION. They are by no means representing the people who have wasted their votes on them!!! only in SA - what a proud moment in SA history - anarchy rules...

      Menzi Pilusa - 2014-06-20 13:58

      So let us talk for him - you do the shut-op!

  • Chase Cameron - 2014-06-20 13:17

    Booooo! Freedom of Speech in Parliament for all! The Chair should be an impartial appointee, not an ANC puppet.

  • Mike Machaba - 2014-06-20 13:19

    Sad indeed, in a democratic parliament we don't act Rudely!!! Malema is settling Old scores wrongly.

      Chase Cameron - 2014-06-20 13:20

      He made a valid point. The Apartheid Govt is blamed for police brutality which happened under their watch, but now the ANC Govt is not to blame for Marikana? BOOO!! Sit down and shut up!

      Musa Dinhiro - 2014-06-20 13:25

      Machaba don't even say anythin,cos u don't know nothing pls.

  • Musa Dinhiro - 2014-06-20 13:20

    U like it or not,u will have to live with it,MALEMA he is here to stay!!!!

      Chase Cameron - 2014-06-20 13:23

      And rightly so, LOTS of people voted for him. He is there for his voters, not to bow to the mighty ANC.

      Sifiso Chamane - 2014-06-20 14:44

      Are u sure about that?

      Carlos Manuel Veloso - 2014-06-20 14:58

      HANK and put it on you.

  • Zwelithini Mdluli - 2014-06-20 13:29

    Juju problem child

  • Alexandrea Kim Roberts - 2014-06-20 13:32

    Besides his behaviour, regardless of whether he had retracted his statement or not, his point was made, and it is a valid one; That the ANC gladly highlights the "Good story" when it shines a good light on them, however, they do not take accountability when it doesn't. The speaker requested the retraction because she was the Premier at them time of the killings. Yes, Malema's behaviour is unacceptable. His motives are questionable. That doesn't mean that what he is saying isn't validated...

      Chase Cameron - 2014-06-20 13:34

      Thank you for seeing the light! Even an idiot is sometimes right.

  • Cliff Slabbert - 2014-06-20 13:33

    The EFF and Malema should be banned from South Africa never mind Pariament. They are a bunch of bitter, unruly and venomous vipers! They will only cause trouble werever they go.

  • Musa N Thabethe - 2014-06-20 13:34

    Ronald parliament is not streets, where eff belong, Malema must stophis behaviour of a street kid

  • Deon de Lange - 2014-06-20 13:34

    Actually, it's the other way around. Malema created Zuma.

  • Lawrence Sefolo - 2014-06-20 13:36

    What a baffoon in Malema. The boy is rude and disrepectful

  • Queen OfSheba - 2014-06-20 13:36

    many walk outs have taken place before, including the DA and Lekota and co... why should EFF be sanctioned unless it's because for years parliament has been made in to a circus by ANC members( anyone who has watched parliament before will testify), and now they feeling side lined since EFF is doing what they've been doing without the speaker being oon their side.

  • Queen OfSheba - 2014-06-20 13:37

    You should be banned from SA!!

      Carlos Manuel Veloso - 2014-06-20 15:04

      Queen Of SHEBA

  • Musa N Thabethe - 2014-06-20 13:37

    I think Malema must go back and finish his education, he will be sound

      Menzi Pilusa - 2014-06-20 13:53

      how does one finish his/her education? Bloody illiterate! You are worse than Malema ke wena!

      Phoofolo Lebo - 2014-06-20 14:01

      Don't you think its must be a state president to finished his studies first?

      Malose-Nyatlo - 2014-06-20 14:05

      It's not only about lack of education that will see our lives taken over by EFF one day, but erosion of familial and societal structures.

  • Patrick Mashaba - 2014-06-20 13:37

    Think also for members who voted for EFF before you sunction their leaders . We don't want to South Africa burning like other African countries . However they are small in number we musn't underestimate them . You rather give them more training about parliament behaviour . Don't rush to sunctions try positive remedies .

      Musa Dinhiro - 2014-06-20 14:20

      U a the only person in here with a good mind thanx for that

  • Apostle Ncakeni - 2014-06-20 13:44

    The ANC expelled Malema from the party and if he was still with the ANC he would still be at the bottom there. The people of SA put Malema in parliament where they believe he will be effective. Believe it or not that is democracy. He is representing the interests and views at grassroot not in the gravy train. Modise's guilt still haunts her as former primier on NW

      Thomas Gower - 2014-06-20 13:59

      He still needs to behave appropriately, he may have a point but why be so aggressive he must act on behalf of his voters and try to be civalised

      Marko Lasene - 2014-06-20 14:08

      @Apostle Ncakeni, 6% of the voters is nothing, it's not even 6% of the people of South Africa. You are taking Malema's political weight too seriously. Will you condone Malema's behaviour in your family or church meeting since you are an apostle?

      Bongani Mnisi - 2014-06-20 14:39

      You live by a gun- You die by a gun. These people are going to face the music come judgement day. They are bullies, Malema serves them right.

      Tamolo Mopheme - 2014-06-20 14:40

      @marko, if 6% of EFF's electorate is nothing according to you, why is EFF proclaimed the 3rd largest party?Get your facts together and stop bullsh@#$ng us here,or go on facebook and spew your friends that hogwash.

  • Lakishi Raymond - 2014-06-20 13:46

    The whole parly feeling the heat alreasdy jst after two days.

  • Solly Dube - 2014-06-20 13:51

    Only if its zuma's parliament then u can do that modise. We are still waiting for parliment to probe the CAR gupta and nkandla scandals. We still waiting for parliament to inform the public how much tax payers money did lindiwe waste on gulfstream chartered flights and where was she going, and to do what

  • Joel Mafolo - 2014-06-20 14:01

    I don't understand what the issue is this time. In the past members of the DA have walked out of parliament with ANC MPs hurling insults and abuse at them. Even yesterday Hansard will show that ANC MPs were also hurling abuse and insults at EFF MPs as they were walking out. Parliament was livelier yesterday but it wasn't a train smash. Besides, more serious things happened in the past. MPs did exchange blows in the past. If they can't deal with a minor matter like this what is going to happen when Buti Manamela is gasping for air under the sheer weight of Andile Mcxgitama. But even after that, it will be nice to get the young men to shake hands and move on.

  • Marko Lasene - 2014-06-20 14:01

    If Malema is aware of the fact that he deserves to be called Honourable, he should learn that some institutions has rules to be followed. The same "truth" can be shared in a civilized manner. Wearing overalls in parliament to show you are close to the prove you are close to the workers is a lack of imagination. All the workers do not wear overalls. The cloth doesn't make the monk.

  • NoneOfYourBusiness - 2014-06-20 14:08

    Bunch of jokers! ANC and EFF!!

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  • Pogiso Mekgwe - 2014-06-20 14:11

    its nt first tym w see thins lik these in parliament,ppl hv been chased out bt not sanction,modise thinks parliament is north west province.this is de beginning she mst be matured as worse is coming.

  • fred.amanaha - 2014-06-20 14:13

    Malema is used to breaking the law, SARS, Tender corruption, anybody also remember when he verbally attacked the British journalist in Luthuli house, so Malema has no respect for the rule of law.

  • Pogiso Mekgwe - 2014-06-20 14:13

    she didnt reprimand him while dey wr together nw its too late

  • Joseph van Wyk002 - 2014-06-20 14:22

    He's doing what his voters ask him to do that's all and that's why they vote for him and I think he got a point.

  • Nadine Judith Lötter - 2014-06-20 14:25

    Just when I despised President Zuma here comes Malema with his speech.I never knew Zuma had our (white) backs like this. Yeez thanks JZ!

  • Simon Sai Foyo - 2014-06-20 14:25

    I think malema made it clear after the elections that we won't see those big mamas whith nice siuts falling asleep listening to a boring debates did we think he was just blowing hot air Nop

  • Donovan Dunn - 2014-06-20 14:30

    Floyd must've been drunk on single malt again

  • Molahlehi Molemela - 2014-06-20 14:31

    Juju we ddnt vote 4 u 2 be romantic der!we voted u 2 give Gas, so give gas man!

  • Sifiso Chamane - 2014-06-20 14:57

    We are sick nd tired of this Marikana issue,EFF dnt u hv anything constructive to say other than this?It seems as if u hv run out of things to say in parliament.U are attention seekers with no real issues to raise other than hurling insults the gov nd ANC

  • Phillip Cronje - 2014-06-20 15:00

    Hahaha i love this, ANC and EFF have a go at each other, two black parties.....and the white people just sit back and relax, cant get any better than this.

  • Mandla Ngwenya - 2014-06-20 15:09

    Malema is very right in saying the government massacred people in Marikana. Any fool could tell that on the day in question those police officers had been given specific instructions to at least kill someone among the striking miners so as to disperse them. Even if the miners were armed,the force the police used was disproportionate. The kind of fire power they used it was as if they fighting in a conventional war against another army. That Marikana commission of inquiry is a time buying exercise. So, even if one hates Malema, but they must be objective. What Malema said is the truth. In any case, if you read your history properly, anyone in life who contributed meaningfully to mankind development used different tactics than what is usual done. For those people who lost their loved ones to that police brutality, Malema is their hero.

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