| EFF threaten court action if Parly joint standing committee on intelligence not set up

- | 4 months ago

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), through its lawyers, have written to the speaker of Parliament for a second time requesting that a joint standing committee on intelligence be established.

In the letter, penned by the party‘s lawyers, the EFF claims that should Parliament fail to do so by September 27, they “will have no alternative but to approach the High Court of South Africa for a relevant order compelling Parliament to constitute same and seek punitive costs against the Speaker. ” The party said that this was in light of “developments in the country involving our intelligence divisions and services”, including the xenophobic attacks, the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) deployment to the Cape Flats, as well as the Public Protector‘s South African Revenue Service report.

The EFF further cited constitutional obligations placed on Parliament to hold the executive accountable.

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