The Africa National Congress (ANC) opposition party- EFF has been called back to Parliament after the red beret party MPs were suspended for shouting and refusing to listen to President Jacob Zuma.
The fighters were bundled out of Parliament the day president Zuma presented his budget vote speech because they objected the president’s speech, stating that he is an illegitimate president.
The party announced its presence in today’s sitting by doing what it knows how best to do. During today’s Parliamentary session, EFF’s Paulsen drew attention to himself when he complained that ANC MPs across the way ”are showing me vulgar things over there”.
Also, ”Ok. Mr Jacob Zuma, president of the ANC” was EFF’s Paulsen’s reply after he initially failed to address President Zuma as “Honourable” in his speech.
Paulsen thereafter slammed Zuma for the incessant service delivery protests witnessed in the country.
“Why the country is burning is because you are incapable of delivering services to all those people,” he said.
Meanwhile, the defiant MPs have vowed to keep up their impeachment call until Zuma waves power goodbye. On the other hand, the party’s spokesperson Mbuyisen Ndlozi stated their readiness for Zuma’s appearance in Parliament come May 17.
“We are ready for the 17th. He [Zuma] must not come. He must resign before the 17th.”
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that when Zuma appears in Parliament on 17 May, the African Christian Democratic Party would be asking him questions on an apparent lack of trust in the judiciary. Also, the African Independent Congress would also hear from him about the recent protests and demonstrations in the country.
The red beret party members were bundled out of Parliament by South Africa’s parliamentary protection officers last Wednesday. The drama began when EFF members questioned Zuma’s right to address the National Assembly since the Constitutional Court said he failed to uphold the Constitution over money spent on Nkandla.
At this point, the red beret members were warned to spare other honourable members their hostile remarks. When the party resisted warnings, Speaker Baleka Mbete stated their names out and ordered them to make use of the exit door.
But the defiant MPs refused and rather gathered around a microphone singing and agitating for Zuma to leave. As such, a group of protection officers emerged through the National Assembly doors. The EFF members then saw themselves been shoved out from Parliament.
MP Makoti Khawula was seen shouting angrily in Zulu while EFF MP Natasha Louw threatened to lay a sexual charge on any officer that lays his fingers on her.
Since the red beret party members are back in Parliament, saying that it will be business as usual won’t be out of place. The party has been kicking so strong especially against opposition members.