MPs returning to National Assembly

Cape Town - Members of Parliament are now going back into the National Assembly chamber, says News24 reporter Jerusha Raath.

Riot police were also seen walking into Parliament, said Raath.

This was after proceedings were suspended when EFF MPs caused chaos in Parliament when they refused to leave the Assembly.

Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered EFF MPs to leave after they started shouting "pay back the money!" in reference to President Jacob Zuma's upgrades at Nkandla.

Minutes ago, other MPs tried breaking into the chamber where proceedings had earlier been suspended because of Ecomomic Freedom Fighters MPs.

Police were holding back the MPs and had also been called to remove the EFF members who were earlier ordered by National Speaker Baleka Mbete to leave.

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs say they will not move from Parliament "until President Jacob Zuma answers on when will he pay back the money on Nkandla upgrades", they tweeted earlier on Thursday.

Media were also ordered out of Parliament.

MPs ignored Mbete and soon started banging their hard hats on the desk.

This is a developing story.

- News24
Jack "King" Tig 2014-08-21 03:04:37 PM
So unfair really!!!
Tatenda Patience Mlambo-Mahleko 2014-08-21 03:05:00 PM
You gotta love EFF.
Siener Sien 2014-08-21 03:06:35 PM
I love this, the monster taking on its little Frankenstein. sit back and relax - this is getting better. let the 2 dogs fight it out.
Menzi Mnandi Phewa 2014-08-21 03:06:58 PM
fatboy throwing a tantrum again?
David Jones 2014-08-21 03:07:49 PM
Juju and his crew are very very brave.
Lilian Looney 2014-08-21 03:08:21 PM
They should all (MP's) be forced to go and sit in grade 1 classes to learn how to behave. Pathetic
Shadrack Bo Xadi Mashele 2014-08-21 03:09:16 PM
Hands up for EFF members in Parliament, we all know Jacob "shower head" Zuma, stole tax payers money. we cannot keep quiet for that....! the money needs to be paid back....the fact that his a president doesn't give him power to misuse government funds, never!
CraigJoseph 2014-08-21 03:09:33 PM
If the ANC members had any brains *snort*, they would have yelled back "pay back the R16m tax evasion money to SARS".
Grant McGillan 2014-08-21 03:09:37 PM
Go get em Julie......
Louis Monakedi 2014-08-21 03:09:51 PM
Well done EFF, we work so hard for our money, this crooks must pay back the money now or else...