EFF causing destruction and anarchy - ANC

Cape Town - The behaviour of the Economic Freedom Fighters' MPs in Parliament was a threat to the country's hard-won democracy, the ANC said on Friday.

"This is an act of rebels masked as parliamentarians who are committed to hijack our democracy, Parliament and legislatures," ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said.

"EFF is not in Parliament to resolve or to engage robustly to solve any problem but there to cause destruction and anarchy," he said.

On Thursday, EFF MPs disrupted proceedings while President Jacob Zuma was answering questions.

Tensions rose after party leader Julius Malema objected to Zuma's reply to a question about when he was going to repay part of the money spent on the R246m security upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete had ordered the red overall-clad MPs out earlier because they were "not serious" about proceedings.

But the MPs refused to leave, chanting and shouting slogans, forcing Mbete to adjourn proceedings.

Gerrit Kamper 2014-08-22 12:15:35 PM
In primary school we said it takes a big one to see a little one...
VaPunungwe 2014-08-22 12:16:51 PM
The EFF did not go to parliament by themselves. They were elected by Southg Africans. The ANC should stop trying to intimidate them into stopping to raise issues and make statements that are uncomfortable to it. The way the ANC is using its party functionaries to intimidate, threaten and evict rival MPs for raising issues that the ANC does not want discussed openly is what is a very very serious threat to democracy.
Made-In SA 2014-08-22 12:17:12 PM
South Africa can not afford Number One any longer.He is the root cause of the problems.EFF is the sympthoms.
Pieter Ver 2014-08-22 12:18:06 PM
The ANC was masked as peacemakers and democrats during CODESA committed to hijack a prosperous economy for their personal benfit - so what's the difference now??
Nozipho Mayihlome 2014-08-22 12:18:26 PM
Parliament is so interesting these days yohwee! even the rats in there are laughing! hhahahahaaha!
Reginald_Jeeves 2014-08-22 12:19:01 PM
Ladies and gentlemen! We proudly present...the African National Circus!
Jurgen Hartmann 2014-08-22 12:19:24 PM
But not anywhere near as much as the Apocalypse Now Criminals!!!!
Mike Jones 2014-08-22 12:21:17 PM
Zuma will be heading for his bunker soon. Although it probably won't help him much.
Gerald Mphuthi 2014-08-22 12:22:02 PM
With ANC not answering our questions or treating us like kids, I can't help but mention that they are making the EFF look like saints
Bongani Mkhwanazi798 2014-08-22 12:22:16 PM
It's amazing to hear what's on people's minds on this platform. You get to see people unmasked - real thoughts rather than fakes smiles hiding the real grin.