Twitter abuzz after EFF say pay back the money

Johannesburg - Twitter was abuzz on Thursday as South Africans watched the EFF refuse to leave the National Assembly after Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered them out.

Some on the social networking site praised the Economic Freedom Fighters for standing its ground, while others thought the party was making a mockery of Parliament.

For others it was entertaining.

@silentnoyse tweeted "Big up to the #eff for taking a stand."

@shauntheprawn26 wrote: "While I don't always agree with the EFF has to say, in this case I am behind them. And at least they have the balls to stick to their guns."

@clarencesdb said: "Eish...I better head down to parly....House party happening hosted by #EFF I wonder if Kent is playing!"

@AncCadres asked if "Mfundi Vundla must hire the EFF to replace the Generations stars! They're very good at entertainment!"

"EFF at it again! Screw Generations, there's Parliament!" said @KingKayII.

Others like @aandiswaa were not impressed with the EFF's behaviour, saying: "I don't find EFF entertaining, their actions at the National Assembly paint a very ugly picture about our country and the world is watching."

"EFF members try so hard to be relevant #NationalAssembly," said @BrightsonSA.

Refusing to leave

The EFF MPs earlier disrupted proceedings while President Jacob Zuma was answering questions about the spending of state money at his Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal homestead.

Mbete instructed Malema and his fellow MPs to leave the House because they were "not serious" about proceedings.

Malema was not happy with Zuma's reply to a question about when he was going to repay part of the R246m spent on security upgrades at Nkandla.

"I will throw you out of the House if you don't listen," Mbete shouted at EFF members, who responded by chanting "pay back the money".

Mbete eventually had to suspend proceedings and call security to remove the EFF members.

While Zuma and MPs from other political parties left the chamber, EFF members remained, still chanting "pay back the money", and insisting they would not move.

MPs tweeted blurry pictures of the EFF refusing to leave the National Assembly.

An hour after being ordered to leave, EFF MPs were still sitting in their benches, chanting and singing.

Anthony Halliday 2014-08-21 09:37:36 PM
Looked like fun at the Zoo today
Sthembiso Jali 2014-08-21 09:39:06 PM
Oh this time im fully behind Eff, the thief must pay back our money. And those who have different opinions should come up with another ways to make the president listen to people. This is the only language he would understand and respond to. Go on juju, keep them in their toes. Course more chaos until they listen - we want our money back- no compromise.
Tsotsibaby Kellogg's Corn Flakes 2014-08-21 09:44:24 PM
Zuma is a canibalist...
Niel Van Der Merwe 2014-08-21 09:45:13 PM
And the circus goes on while the country goes up in flames. This circus will never bring down crime, improve education or health services or address any of this country's problems. Any fool van see that by just looking at what's going on in parlement.
jacobus.marques 2014-08-21 09:50:53 PM
Juju should first go back to the people of limpopo and pay every cent back to the poor people of the province before taking on Zuma....
Nozipho Mayihlome 2014-08-21 09:52:23 PM
no more sleeeping in parly..! EFF is in the house oh what an interesting five years we have!
Venicia Williams 2014-08-21 09:53:22 PM
Parly has turned into an entertainment is entertaining indeed, whenever eff is in the house!
Francois Strydom 2014-08-21 09:54:26 PM
Still very strange. The people of SA knew what Zuma was doing with their money but still vote for him. Eish
Sydney Mahlake Mrryt 2014-08-21 09:56:08 PM
Jz he must pay back dat is all
emmanuel.modika 2014-08-21 09:56:16 PM
And the man of the match is...Malema.