EFF to chal­lenge new Par­lia­ment rules in court

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CAPE TOWN — The EFF in­tends to chal­lenge some of Par­lia­ment’s new rules in court, the party said in the Na­tional Assem­bly yes­ter­day.

EFF Chief Whip Floyd Shivambu said the party did not agree with some of the rules and that they were un­con­sti­tu­tional.

Speaker Baleka Mbete re­minded the sit­ting the new rules were adopted be­fore Par­lia­ment went on re­cess in May, and yes­ter­day was the first sit­ting held in ac­cor­dance with the new rules.

She called on MPs to be pa­tient and said there would be a pe­riod of ad­just­ment.

“This House must note that although you have adopted [the rules] like you did with the Nkandla re­port, we are go­ing to take it to court and will come back to draft proper rules,” he said. Mbete thanked him for the no­tice given. Par­lia­ment drafted and adopted the new rules which were largely in­tended to deal with dis­rup­tions and vi­o­lence in the House.

Since the EFF took up seats in Par­lia­ment, the party’s MPs had re­peat­edly tried to stop Pres­i­dent Ja­cob Zuma from speak­ing. On each oc­ca­sion, Mbete called in Par­lia­ment’s se­cu­rity ser­vices to re­move them from the Na­tional Assem­bly cham­ber. — News24.

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