EFF to fight Parly suspension - Malema

Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters will go to court to fight suspension from Parliament, party leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

Malema said the party would give National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete a deadline to give assurances that she would not move to suspend its 25 MPs in the House, and should she fail to do so, seek an urgent court interdict to prevent suspension from the legislature.

"We don't believe there is any basis for such a suspension.

"We are going to apply for an urgent interdict, interdicting her and Parliament from suspending us because we don't think there are bases for any of us to be suspended.

"So we are all 25 of us going to approach the high court individually."

EFF MPs on Thursday received formal letters from Mbete asking them to motivate why they should not be suspended from Parliament for disrupting a sitting last week.

"We received the letters today [Thursday] and we have to respond by tomorrow," said MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

Last Thursday, 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.

Mbete was forced to adjourn the sitting.

DerpyHooves 2014-08-28 06:15:24 PM
The headline is misleading. They are not suspended yet, they are fighting a possible suspension.
Rodgers Mabasa 2014-08-28 06:16:17 PM
ANC is abusing its power.
Rodgers Mabasa 2014-08-28 06:17:37 PM
It is prohibited to ask Zumba difficult questions in parliament
John Greystoke 2014-08-28 06:19:45 PM
Peeing against the wind?
Johan Nothnagel 2014-08-28 06:25:09 PM
If that Criminal zuma has answered the questions as asked - none of this were then necessary.........
Raymond Van Den Brink 2014-08-28 06:25:54 PM
The Eff cannot ask difficult questions because they do not understand what they are doing most of the time.
Piletso Smith Takalo 2014-08-28 06:27:28 PM
EFF MY hope EFF My home. No MP of EFF will be suspended from Parliament They were not put there by the ANC but one million South Africans who voted for them. We are the once entitled to complain about our MPs not some useless Speaker. Mbete is gonna pay for this,which hat is she wearing in Parliament? That of the ANC or Speaker? What did the EFF do to be presented with warning letters? Zuma must pay back the money before DA nails him with spy tapes .
Lawrence JC Ledwaba 2014-08-28 06:28:11 PM
After suspendin the EFF will you get back to Mr Zuma about paying back the amount or is this a way to ditch his case and focus on the EFF gees just focus on the president now #salute_EFF
Rofhiwa Ronald 2014-08-28 06:28:12 PM
Its a water under the bridge a WARRIOR without a fight is not a real FIGHTER VIVA EFF VIVA!!
Mesuli Jamaica 2014-08-28 06:29:31 PM
Ruling Party,now they are ruling other parties not the country.This is 2014not 1920,we ask you answer,there is no need for respect when we do get answers.#are you or not going topay back our money,Mkhulu/Mr President?