EFF applies for urgent interdict against Mbete

Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters have applied for an urgent interdict against Speaker Baleka Mbete and Parliament to stop the suspension of their MPs, according to reports on Thursday.

Earlier all 25 EFF MPs received formal letters from Mbete asking them to motivate why the party should not be suspended from Parliament for disrupting a sitting.

Cape Town journalist Gaye Davis tweeted: “EFF to go to High Court for urgent interdict against Speaker and Parliament to stop the suspension of their MPs [sic].”

EFF leader Julius Malema made the announcement during a press conference at the party's offices at Parliament on Thursday.

Last week, the EFF defied orders from Mbete to leave the National Assembly after they disrupted presidential question time.

They chanted that President Jacob Zuma should repay public funds spent on his home in Nkandla.

Yvonne Pietersen 2014/08/28 01:39:32 PM
We live in exciting times, can't wait to see who will win this boxing round
Kyle Rogers 2014/08/28 01:41:32 PM
No guys, but the EFF is giving me life! The speaker never loved us. #worstbehaviour
Masela Dima Given 2014/08/28 01:41:51 PM
it is a waste of time instead of dealing with Nkandla...the CLOWNS WE VOTED!
Michael Kruger 2014/08/28 01:44:09 PM
I don't care what anyone says, this man is dangerous.
Miles Lancmore 2014/08/28 01:44:21 PM
EFF was put in parliament by voters not Mbete,only voters can remove EFF.
John Amos Mahlangu 2014/08/28 01:44:53 PM
why so much attention going to EFF. why not give the DA attention as they are the official opposition
Mlondi Ngcawushe Cele 2014/08/28 01:45:49 PM
the ANC is becoming nazis every day
Khuliso Mutsha 2014/08/28 01:47:25 PM
Last year DA lost a court bid related To parliamentary processes, NO judge can Tell parliament How To run its affairs.
Terence Wessels 2014/08/28 01:47:33 PM
I'm no Effer, but we need you guys to fight the dictator and his Zanc. Fight it fighters.
Nin Ja Kitty 2014/08/28 01:51:05 PM
Yay, another fight. Mbete should get a written warning.