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The EFF disrupt at the State of the Nation Address on February 13, 2020 in Cape Town.  Photo by Gallo Images
The EFF disrupt at the State of the Nation Address on February 13, 2020 in Cape Town. Photo by Gallo Images
Jefferey Abrahams

A key witness in Parliament's case against 20 EFF MPs, who charged towards Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan during his Budget speech last year, says he has never seen such bold attempts to stop a Cabinet minister from addressing Parliament.

On Wednesday, the Powers and Privileges Committee heard the testimony of its first witness to the chaos that erupted on 11 July 2019 when EFF members stormed the stage to prevent Gordhan from delivering his speech.

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