EFF In Hot Waters Again!

The powers and privileges committee conducting the disciplinary continued the hearings yesterday despite the EFF’s absence after abandoning proceedings on Monday. The initiator in the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) disciplinary hearings for disrupting the State of the Nation Address (SONA) said they should be found guilty for “grossly disorderly” conduct.
EFF leader Julius Malema and five other members of Parliament (MPs) were charged for contempt of Parliament after storming the stage during the address in February.
Initiator advocate Anton Katz told the committee that Malema and his fellow EFF MPs failed to take the SONA seriously, and they violated the decorum and dignity of the joint sitting. Katz also listed the different rules that were violated by the EFF MPs.
Which is Section 64, 69 A and F.
Katz said the committee should also consider sanctioning all six MPs by suspending them for 10 days, which would include the day of the 2024 SONA effectively barring them from attending.
The hearings continue 22/11/2023

By Zintle Khoza