Parliament adjourns after EFF chaos

Cape Town - National Speaker Baleka Mbete adjourned proceedings for the day after Economic Freedom Fighters MPs were on Thursday ordered out of Parliament but refused to leave.

EFF MPs refused to move from their places in the National Assembly but by 16:20 began walking out of the chamber, as shown in photos tweeted by News24 reporter Jerusha Raath.

MPs had started returning to the National Assembly but public order police in riot gear had taken their places outside the Parliamentary building.

Ministers and even Western Cape police commissioner General Arno Lamoer tried bringing MPs to order outside the chambers.

Proceedings were suspended earlier after EFF MPs started shouting repeatedly “pay back the money!” in reference to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla upgrades. Mbete’s cries of “order!” were of little use.  

As the MPs shouted earlier, a seemingly nonplussed Zuma sat looking on.

Made-In SA 2014/08/21 04:39:06 PM
It is the pot calling the kettle black.Malema ALSO stole from the poor.
David Jones 2014/08/21 04:42:09 PM
The lady of Indian descent keeps her cool and never chants amidst all juju and his screw rowdy behavior. More like advocate Nel's female colleague in Osca' case. Very intriguing!
Chase Cameron 2014/08/21 04:45:51 PM
PAY BACK THE MONEY! PAY BACK THE MONEY! PAY BACK THE MONEY!!!! We should ALL be chanting this, whether we like or dislike EFF.
Dave Fernandes 2014/08/21 04:49:49 PM
At least the EFF is speaking out into the face of Zuma. They saying what the majority of the country would say. Zuma misuse public funds for personal benefit. Pay back money to the country and apply to the benefit of the less fortunate voters who you made unfounded promises to improve their lives. Keep on shouting EFF Zuma, must pay back tax payer money spent on Nkandla.
Khuliso Mutsha 2014/08/21 04:50:36 PM
This country is too soft on ill-discipline, Malema is going on and on, again they Will act on him when It is too late.
Ronewa Marageni 2014/08/21 04:52:27 PM
let the bustad pay back
Ian Trenor 2014/08/21 04:52:29 PM
A precedent has now been set. You get told to leave parliament you show them the finger. Revolution is coming. Watch.
Richard Young 2014/08/21 04:52:51 PM
Very entertaining =)
Ereckson Neluheni 2014/08/21 04:53:32 PM
There is no policy and procedure in place to deal with this kind of behavior. Something must be done without delay.
Zolisa Dlokovu 2014/08/21 04:56:17 PM
I support EFF on this one.Zuma must pay.I wont miss ETV news tonight. I know the SABC will ...