ANC, Opposition Parties Condemn EFF MPs For Disrupting Gordhan Speech

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- iafrica.com | 2 months ago

CAPE TOWN – The African National Congress (ANC) and opposition parties have condemned the conduct of members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), who were ejected from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget debate after trying to prevent him from speaking.

The EFF members were ordered to leave after insisting they could not allow Gordhan to proceed, claiming he was a “constitutional delinquent”. There was a tense stand-off as EFF MPs approached Gordhan at the podium instead of leaving, and parliamentary security staff were called in to remove them.

After the disruption, the Democratic Alliance (DA) called for the offending MPs to face charges of gross disorderly conduct in terms of Parliament’s rules.

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