- Julius Malema recently praised his party's contribution in Parliament
- Juju said the EFF made such a difference in the House that the ANC begged them to be present
- Malema added the EFF helped made Parliament a feared place, "people shake when they are being called to parliament"
According to Julius Malema, the ANC was practically on their knees begging for his party to be present in the parliamentary committee meetings.
Juju said the ruling party noticed the EFF's contribution in parliament and the committee chairperson now requested their presence in meetings because they made an impact.
While speaking to Power FM, Malema said the EFF turned parliament and the political landscape around.
Juju said they disrupted parliament because it was more of gentlemen's club.
"You had to dress in a particular way, you had to speak in a particular way, you had to walk in a particular way, makeup had to be worn in a different way, and people were wearing different types of things, and debates were carried differently as well,” Malema added.
Malema pointed out how they contributed to three important moments the past few months.
The EFF leader said they resisted the ANC's attempts to protect their leaders, adding it resulted in Parliament becoming a place feared by many.
“Look at parliament today, everybody is very scared of parliament, people shake when they are being called to parliament, both in the executive and even in the private sector,” Juju said.
Malema added the EFF has called upon their members, who serve on two committees, to be present and let parliament know they're there.
He also said the members were instructed to give value input, so "that they could be felt".
Malema added not only should their presence be felt, but also their absence, "when they are not in the committee, the chairperson of the committee should feel like I wish they were here because chairpersons of committees of the ANC will even call members of the EFF and beg them that, please, you must come because such and such institution is coming to parliament, such an issue is being debated in parliament,”
For those who felt the EFF disrupts parliament, Juju said if his party followed its rules, they would have made insignificant contribution.
Malema added their actions in parliaments sets them apart form other members of the House, just like the whiteness of the DA makes them different.
According to the EFF leader, their dress code in the House had contributed to how South Africans paid attention to the party's Delisile Ngwenya at the annual State of the Nation Address in February.
“The EFF is benefiting from its members. The first question was not who is this one, which party is she from, that part was very clear, she’s from the EFF, so you don’t disappear,” he said.
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