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Malema justifies EFF’s behaviour in Parliament

By Kgothatso Madisa | Aug 21, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 71 ]

Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema has justified what has been described as “unruly behaviour” following their protest in Parliament earlier today.

EFF brought the Parliament to a standstill, protesting that President Jacob Zuma is not adequately answering their questions around the repayment of the money used in his Nkandla upgrades.

Malema asked President Zuma to advise of ‘time and date’ that the country should expect him to payback the R200million that was spent on his home in KwaZulu-Natal.

“When we go to court we get chased away, they tell us that the matter is in Parliament. Where else must we go?” asked Malema who added that the protest in Parliament was their only avenue.

The Former ANC Youth League leader said that the EFF is a great opposition party and that only now can the ANC say they have an opposition.

“This is a good for SA, good day for democracy. Zuma will no longer use Parliament to hide his shenanigans.”

Malema has also accused President Zuma of not adequately dealing with issues he is faced with.

“The recommendations of the Public Protector supersedes all recommendations, this is what he did on Spytape, this is what he did on GuptaGate, using delay tactics with hopes that we are going to forget."

Malema then took a stance that the EFF did not break any laws as they have a right to protest.

“We did not break any laws. This country is what it is today because of protest.”

COMMENTS [ 71 ]

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skwamasamabele1

They (EFF nutcases) may have a point, but are dismally failing to put it across. You dont 'demonstrate' in parliament, you put your views across, in a debate. Radicalism is not parliamentary democracy, they deserve to be ejected *SA only country that allows this lunacy, jeeeerrr*

Aug 21, 2014 9:41 | 5 replies

Mzabalazo

skwama you also forgot to tell us that it is only in SA parliament where the ruling party will get away with murder. Wasn't the spy tapes issues tabled in parliament, didn't the court tell the government to produce the spy tapes? Sitting and discussing I. The SA parliament does not hold water. The ANC rules. So if you criticise the EFF its ok but do not say discussing and debating things in SA parliament works cause it doesn't even the courts do not work against the ANC government.

Aug 22, 2014 3:34 | 2 replies

Whiz

The only reason the EFF disrupt meetings is for media attention, how hard is that to understand. Without disruption, you won't hear much about them. So they disrupt on purpose, then they all over media like twitter, facebook, radio and news sites. Malema needs attention, he loves it, by attacking the president in parly.

Aug 22, 2014 7:18 | 1 replies

Bunyulawe

DA has been debating since 2009, nothing achieved...Gupta, spytapes..not resolved...EFF way the only way to go

Aug 22, 2014 7:59 | 2 replies

ytieduniS

Bunyulawe - LOL, if the DA behaved like EFF, you would have been crying RACISM.

Aug 22, 2014 8:20 | 0 replies

ytieduniS

Bunyulawe - What has EFF achieved?

Aug 22, 2014 8:20 | 0 replies

skwamasamabele1

Mzabalazo- I cant seem to post a response to your comment, BECAUSE SOWETAN ARE F**KING INTRANSIGENT!!

Aug 22, 2014 8:28 | 0 replies

sikamuntu

. See how this South African woman became rich

Aug 22, 2014 6:25 | 1 replies

RobinX

OH GO AWAY GATVLIEG!

Aug 22, 2014 7:24 | 0 replies

maneater

SA only country that allows this lunacy============================================== skwama i suggest you see how (dis)oderly are the british and indian parliament as compared to the EFF. fact is the same parliamentary processes have been used by the ANC to heckle opposition long before the EFF. and again fact of the matter is that Zuma must account and if the speaker is not going to do that then the EFF will!

Aug 22, 2014 6:57 | 2 replies

maneater

CORRECTION ..........if the speaker is not going to ensure that he does that then the EFF will!

Aug 22, 2014 7:3 | 0 replies

skwamasamabele1

maneater- Heckling yes, demonstration in parliament, no. Have you seen parliaments in Taiwan, S.Korea and Ukraine?? They throw punches and fight, thats not democracy

Aug 22, 2014 8:32 | 1 replies

maneater

well i am talking Britsh bro but the difference there is that the prinister knows hoe to account. if the president had properly responded to the PP report insted of trying to pull a wool over our faces the EFF would not have protested. the protesting is because of the president trying to play us for fools!

Aug 22, 2014 9:55 | 0 replies

RobinX

I agree with you to an extent, but the important point made by Malema here (nothing to do with Nkandla) is that it has become impossible to debate rationally in a parliament that has become so complacent but militant in its support of a thieving liar.

Aug 22, 2014 7:11 | 0 replies

MommaC

When has Malema and Zuma ever been into debate? That is the problem with the ANC and EFF - they don't debate issues, they play at character assassination and bully tactics.

Aug 22, 2014 9:41 | 0 replies

sikamuntu

are dirty. If you don't benefit from it then you are losing , Zuma and other politicians are eating. That is why I prefer going to website like to . You don't need a lot of money to do that. And now I

Aug 22, 2014 6:47 | 0 replies

sikamuntu

are dirty. If you don't benefit from it then you are losing by discussing here. Do business and enjoy life , your life will change. You don't need a lot of money to start.

Aug 22, 2014 6:56 | 1 replies

RobinX

Hai Suga Muntu.

Aug 22, 2014 7:12 | 1 replies

Shredder

LOL. Ignore him

Aug 22, 2014 7:40 | 0 replies

Shredder

sikamuntu - The_Baws o go khawatile. No more ADVICE and HOUSEBYCITY.COM. LOL

Aug 22, 2014 7:9 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

@Skwama, Chile, Thailand, to name but few countries where exchange of fist are the order of the day.

Aug 22, 2014 7:48 | 1 replies

skwamasamabele1

It would be popcorn and coke moment to see Juju and Zuma in fist-fighting. That, I would pay to watch

Aug 22, 2014 9:27 | 0 replies

Mahungu

Malema was bold to tell the truth about Nkandla. ANC are trying to protect their corrupt leader. shame to the opposition parties who are keeping silent about Nkandla costs.

Aug 22, 2014 7:51 | 2 replies

Llihle1

Madam hasnt instructed them to do or say anything yet.

Aug 22, 2014 9:25 | 0 replies

skwamasamabele1

Mahungu- No one is silent about Zuma corruption (well, apart from the former inkatha warlords like Mgwiji, Dandan and that nyasa Venda-idiot), SA people need to stop voting for these reptiles into power

Aug 22, 2014 9:30 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

Well, it sounds like points he (Julius) is putting across are fair. How he is putting them across is a discussion for other day.

Aug 22, 2014 7:57 | 0 replies

staalin

Why can't zuma have dignity like Pallo Jordan? Why does Zuma waste our time and lots of our money and energy trying to giga giga and side step when everybody can see. Even moesoneng is there for lying and giga giga purposes on SABC

Aug 22, 2014 7:58 | 1 replies

Mr.Rise

I think the reason why he won't resign is because if he does, the DA will have him arrested.

Aug 22, 2014 8:10 | 1 replies
Aug 22, 2014 8:21 | 0 replies

Maduvula

ANC has been weakened by Zuma, Malema, Mbalula, Vavi were covering him up, now Gwede and Blade's voices are not strong enough.

Aug 22, 2014 8:19 | 0 replies

Hutton

this is going to be the longest 5years for Zuna

Aug 22, 2014 8:34 | 3 replies

grunt

Agreed, and I can't wait to see him squirm, the man who has sold our country out to some scheming Indian businessmen.

Aug 22, 2014 8:51 | 0 replies

skwamasamabele1

He wont last that long, if HIV doesn't k!ll him, too much bonking will

Aug 22, 2014 9:32 | 0 replies

MommaC

I don't see Zuma lasting 5 years. If he gets any more gray in colour, he will be accused of being a white man!

Aug 22, 2014 9:43 | 1 replies

Shredder

You mean gray on the skin or hair? Last night he looked like his skin is getting gray.

Aug 22, 2014 9:46 | 1 replies

MommaC

LOL - what hair? I meant his skin. That guy doesn't look healthy.

Aug 22, 2014 10:6 | 1 replies

Shredder

I thought my eyes were playing with me. On the right cheek. The gray colour was visible.

Aug 22, 2014 10:55 | 0 replies

Hutton

Mshini wam mshini wam, *singing*

Aug 22, 2014 8:35 | 0 replies