EFF applies for urgent interdict against Mbete

Cape Town - The Economic Freedom Fighters have applied for an urgent interdict against Speaker Baleka Mbete and Parliament to stop the suspension of their MPs, according to reports on Thursday.

Earlier all 25 EFF MPs received formal letters from Mbete asking them to motivate why the party should not be suspended from Parliament for disrupting a sitting.

Cape Town journalist Gaye Davis tweeted: “EFF to go to High Court for urgent interdict against Speaker and Parliament to stop the suspension of their MPs [sic].”

EFF leader Julius Malema made the announcement during a press conference at the party's offices at Parliament on Thursday.

Last week, 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.