EFF chaos: Extraordinary measures put in place

Johannesburg - Extraordinary measures have been put in place to prevent a repeat of the "chaos" that broke out in Parliament last week, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday.

"These are extraordinary measures in the event of a repetition... We can't have that, not in the legislature," she told reporters at Parliament at a briefing by the justice, crime prevention, and security cluster.

She condemned the action of Economic Freedom Fighters MPs who disrupted proceedings in the National Assembly on Thursday while President Jacob Zuma was answering questions.

Speaker Baleka Mbete instructed EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the House.

Malema was not happy with how Zuma had answered questions on when he was going to pay back part of the money spent on R246m security upgrades to his private Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had recommended in her report on Nkandla titled "Secure in Comfort" that Zuma repay part of the money.

Norbert Skosana 2014-08-26 10:36:12 AM
It sounds like she is thretening to shoot like a MArikana.
Chris May 2014-08-26 10:36:21 AM
He wasn't answering questions, was he? Therein lies the problem.
Sithembiso Buthelezi 2014-08-26 10:36:24 AM
enter the year of the dictator
Terence Wessels 2014-08-26 10:36:33 AM
Look it's clear the Effers are imbeciles, but hell, it's very satisfying to see the arrogant, corrupt and useless cancer running so scared! Hahahahahaaaa.
Bradley Liebenberg 2014-08-26 10:37:50 AM
Wow .... you need the defence minister involved?
Lizmarie Booysen Hanekom 2014-08-26 10:39:04 AM
big mama
Rob Graf 2014-08-26 10:41:18 AM
Minister of pie...
Marc Ross 2014-08-26 10:43:02 AM
OK we've all seen all pictures of the tanks procurred through the arms deal. Now show us a picture of our Minister of Defence, it would be more relevant to the article News24. Poor journalism again.
Deon Irish 2014-08-26 10:44:55 AM
What is a deputy minister doing, revealing what has or hasn't been done in Parliament. It is not her function and she should learn basic constitutional principals. She is part of the Executive and therefore has NO say in Parliamentary affairs, which is the province of the (lame-duck) Speaker and members. Do these people understand NOTHING?
RabbleRouser 2014-08-26 10:45:15 AM
Useless article. It states that extraordinary measures have been put in place but says absolutely nothing about what the are. Why even bother to write an article if you cannot explain what it is about.