EFF remains seated as Parliament rejoices in Springbok victory

EFF remains seated as Parliament rejoices in Springbok victory

- The EFF has stood by its disapproval and refused to take part in parliamentary celebrations for the Rugby World Cup win

- While politicians broke into song and dance after a motion to congratulate the Springboks, the Red Berets remained benched

- Party leadership was adamant that the victory had done nothing to undo past inequality

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National Assembly took a moment to celebrate the Springbok victory with a motion congratulating the team following the Rugby World Cup.

While the nation's politicians sang the national anthem and danced the EFF remained seated.

News24 reports that ANC MP Beauty Dlulane, portfolio committee chair for sport, brought forward the motion without notice, asking the house to note with 'great pride' the success in Japan.

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Only one EFF MP had broken ranks to join in the festivities, Makoti Khawula danced for joy with DA MP Darren Bergman.

EFF MP Peter Keetse had raised a point of order, calling out those who celebrated the moment:

"I was just flabbergasted by the members that side who do not take the work or Parliament extremely seriously. They are singing, they are dancing, they must go to the airport if they want to do that, not here. Here we are to work, not to clown around here. Please."

Briefly.co.za reported that EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had drawn the ire of many with his negative comments on the win, with Julius Malema standing with him on his opinion.

Ndlozi had insisted that the championship win had not undone the past inequalities in the sport, telling players to go and receive their congratulations from Prince Harry with the exception of captain Siya Kolisi.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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