EFF MPs may face Parliamentary sanction over Gordhan squabble

EFF MPs may face Parliamentary sanction over Gordhan squabble

- Parliament is awaiting a report from Grace Boroto, House Chair, on the squabble between EFF MPs and Pravin Gordhan

- Following the release of the report, Parliament is set to pronounce the appropriate sanction for the offending Red Berets

- This comes after members of the EFF approached the Public Enterprises Minister during his address in the National Assembly

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Parliament is waiting on a comprehensive report over the incident surrounding EFF MPs and Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Briefly.co.za reported that Economic Freedom Fighters Members of Parliament had attempted to prevent Gordhan from speaking, branding him a 'constitutional delinquent', with a scuffle ensuing.

Should Parliament's ethics or disciplinary committees haul the offending members over the coals for the altercation, they could face suspension, a pay reduction and a loss of privileges during suspension, reports News24.

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Moloto Mothapo, Parliament spokesperson, says that while he suspects that the EFF members had violated the Act governing behaviour in the National Assembly, Thandi Modise will be waiting for a more detailed report:

“Once the report is received, a determination will be made with regard to what appropriate action should follow."

Meanwhile, the party's deputy-president, Floyd Shivambu, has saluted his comrades' bravery:

“It was a courageous deed for them to stand up to Mr ‘Rouge Unit’. When we did that against the fifth parliament, particularly against Jacob Zuma, a lot of people reacted in the same manner in which society is reacting now, and said the EFF was reckless."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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