Mantashe calls EFF MPs hooligans

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma abided "very well and precisely" to policy set out by the ANC and government, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said after the opening of parliament.

"The work that took place, if you follow our 8 January statement, to the lekgotla, all that is covered very well and precisely in the State of the Nation address," he said.

Mantashe was pleased that Zuma gave details on how government would deal with the energy crisis as well as with land issues.

He condemned the disruptions which forced proceedings to a halt when Economic Freedom Fighter MPs demanded that Zuma pay back the money for the security upgrades on his Nkandla residence.

"We have been watching the race to the bottom by opposition parties where they are actually outdoing each other... Anarchy will never [build] a nation," he said.

He also called them "hooligans".

However, he said he was pleased with the "firm" way in which the rules were applied to handle the situation.

Speaker Baleka Mbete asked security officers to escort EFF MPs out of the chamber.

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