Security cluster ministers condemn EFF actions

Cape Town - The Justice Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) group of Cabinet ministers have condemned the actions of the Economic Freedom Fighters in Parliament last Thursday.

JCPS chairperson Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the cluster recognised the independence of Parliament but could not stand by as “democracy is undermined”.

Mapisa-Nqakula said a person may not improperly interfere with or impede the exercise or performance of Parliament.

The minister said she would like to remind the country that democracy comes with certain rights and responsibilities, and that citizens must exercise their rights within the confines of the law.

On Thursday last week EFF MPs disrupted proceedings in the National Assembly while President Jacob Zuma was answering questions.

Speaker Baleka Mbete instructed EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the house, Sapa reports.

Malema was not happy with how Zuma 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.

Tiekie Black 2014/08/26 09:19:35 AM
anc and eff must both condemn for their actions!
Sharon-E 2014/08/26 09:22:08 AM
It is true that democracy comes with certain rights and responsibilties, but it is not only citizens who have to bear that in mind. Elected officials should lead by example. The EFF is a symptom of the malignant rule of the ANC.
WG Morgan 2014/08/26 09:22:58 AM
So what have the "security cluster" to do with the parly chaos? A move towards a military coup?
Chris Bester 2014/08/26 09:23:01 AM
Oh my God! The cluster of swimming pool fools are at it again!!
Hlogi Ravhambani 2014/08/26 09:23:54 AM
now bcoz it suit ANC it is not going 2 be a conflict of interest, bt the ANC were on fire accusing Thuli.
Phalo Yem Yem Togu 2014/08/26 09:24:31 AM
This "Code Red" has to behave according to the rule of parly. The next thing they will start burning desks or do worse. I have had enough of these "Code Red" people
Isaac Digomo 2014/08/26 09:27:00 AM
Minister. The people want to know the date and TIME when money will be returned. Is that too much to ask? We don't want police but date and TIME. ASSEBLIEF TOG!
George Gibbs 2014/08/26 09:27:48 AM
So what is going to be done about these people and their behavior. Oh ya the ANC special - Commission that it they always set up a commission for everything!!
Chris Bester 2014/08/26 09:28:57 AM
When on earth is this ANC people come to their senses and see that their president is the reason why all these things are happening?? Surely only when Jesus returns! Banana Republic!!
Chris Bester 2014/08/26 09:37:19 AM
Watch this space the KFC minister will take a stand, even if it's a Kentucky,Chicken Licken or Nando's stand!!