DA CHALLENGES ARREST MOVE
CAPE TOWN — The DA will bring a court challenge against legislation allowing for the arrest or removal of people who create a disturbance in the National Assembly, it said yesterday.
The DA filed papers in the Western Cape High Court following last week’s removal of Economic Freedom Fighters MPs from the National Assembly during the State of the Nation address, Democratic Alliance federal executive chairperson James Selfe said.
The matter will be heard on March 5.
The DA also wanted an order preventing the Speaker from calling in police pending the outcome of its challenge to the constitutionality of section 11 of the Powers, Privileges, and Immunities of Parliament and Provincial Legislatures Act.
The DA wants the section removed from the act. — Sapa.