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We cannot stand by as 'democracy is undermined': Mapisa -Nqakula

By Sowetan Live | 2014-08-26 09:54:23.0 | COMMENTS [ 264 ]

The Justice Crime and Prevention Cluster (JCPS) led by Mapisa -Nqakula today addressed the media on the ‘staged protest’ by EFF members in Parliament.

‘All citizens of the country whilst exercising their rights must do so within the confines of the law,’ said Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa –Nqakula during a media briefing on the on the disruptions that unfolded in parliament last week.

Mapisa – Nqakula said that the JCPS had decided to take action as they could ‘not stand idle as democracy was undermined in full glare of the public and world’.

“There is no doubt that South Africans were disgusted with what happened in Parliament,” she said.

“This incident was the first of its kind in the 20 years of our democracy.”

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko told reporters that effective plans had been put in place to deal with such incidents in the future.

Hleko also admitted to calling the police on Thursday, adding that they had exercised a lot of restraint in dealing with protestors.

The Q&A session of the media briefing became a little heated when journalists questioned the security cluster’s involvement in the parliamentary matter.

“Are we being told that the EFF is a security risk, one journalist asked.

“You are seeking to create controversy,” Mapisa-Nqakula shot back.

Mapisa-Nqakula said the cluster recognised the independence of Parliament but could not stand by as “democracy is undermined”.

Mapisa-Nqakula stated that parliament was conducting its own investigation on the matter and that the role of security ministers was only for analysis of the event and to deal with security measures to be put in place.

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MommaC

You left out that she said they will 'face the full might of the law'. That be fighting talk. I don't see waving a red flag at that particular bull as being a good idea

2014-08-26 09:58:29.0 | 1 replies

Guptanistan1

LOL 'waving flag at particular red bull' red being operative word, lol cause basically EFF wears red and are like a raging bull of parly lol ooh MC you really should consider stand up comedy, girl you are good!!

2014-08-26 10:26:38.0 | 0 replies

Nkasegobotsesephirise

But MP are oppressed and supressed! Views are undermined.

2014-08-26 09:59:48.0 | 2 replies

maneater

Nkase this woman should just tell her leader to PAY THE MONEY and there will be no problems!!

2014-08-26 10:46:28.0 | 0 replies

Nkwesheng!!

What surprise me is yesterday MKMV openly declared war with everything at their disposal in this same democracy, and she did not see open declaration of war by unofficial army inside our country, as a threat to our democracy.People see this things.

2014-08-26 12:55:31.0 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

It looks like the war is coming. I wonder which side will the army take...

2014-08-26 10:01:03.0 | 2 replies

BOKKER

What army? LOL

2014-08-26 10:05:53.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

YAHHHHH WE WILL SEE WHO IS GOING TO WIN,,,WE WILL TAKE EVERYTHING AND GIVE IT TO MAZULU,,,,FUKC OTHERS NGOBA NIYAPHAPHA,,,,WHO CAN FIGHT WITH US,,,DO YOU THINK MALEMA CLUSTER CAN CHALLENGE JZ CLUSTER WANYELA

2014-08-26 10:06:44.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

HA HA HA HA HA> Are you seriously talking violence here?

2014-08-26 10:48:41.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

MR RISE STARTED

2014-08-26 12:55:02.0 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@S.Cold=== What happened in Kokstad yesterday???? Not every Zulu, myself inculded, supports Zuma's corrupt administration...

2014-08-26 11:03:32.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

I DO NOT EITHER,,BUY THEY MUST TALK ABOUT FIGHT,,SO WENA YOULL BE FIGHTING OTHER ZULUS,,,UYAHLANYA SIZOKUSHISA KANYE NOMNDENI WAKHO

2014-08-26 12:52:50.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-26 12:54:13.0 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

One thing ANC is forgeting is that Julius likes war. He will be very happy if they declare war with him...

2014-08-26 10:02:27.0 | 1 replies

ytieduniS

Mr.Rise - Julius likes to talk about war, but when it comes, he will be hiding underneath winnies skirt again.

2014-08-26 11:29:20.0 | 0 replies

s.cold

SHAKE A TIGERS TAIL TOO OFTEN, MALEMA, AND IT IS GOING TO BITE YOU HARD MY BOY.

2014-08-26 10:02:56.0 | 1 replies

Nkwesheng!!

Which tiger where? You rather let the tiger take all your chickens to feed itself and its children in peace? Very brave for someone who speak brave on many things like you.

2014-08-26 11:01:06.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

IM ALSO AGAINST MOST OF THE THINGS U JZ AZENZAYO BUT AKAHLONISHWE MUDALA,,,THATS IT

2014-08-26 12:58:13.0 | 1 replies

Nkwesheng!!

Ukuzihlonipha leads to ukuhlonishwa malome s.banda. That is the easiest and cheapest way to achieve ukuhlonishwa without paying hundreds of enforcers.

2014-08-26 13:35:18.0 | 1 replies

s.cold

TRUE THAT MY BROER

2014-08-26 14:28:43.0 | 0 replies

Whiz

Ban EFF for 6 months, from parly. That will teach them !!

2014-08-26 10:04:11.0 | 4 replies

grunt

Whiz, tel your friggin president to stop lying and stealing our money first.

2014-08-26 10:08:08.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Grunt, what EFF did was undemocratic in parly, you fool. I'm also waiting for answers...Even the DA said it was wrong what they did, and that the ad-hok committie will deal with it !!

2014-08-26 10:23:09.0 | 3 replies

Guptanistan1

No Whiz their actions are a borne from frustrations at us the citizens not getting the resolutions in respect of Nkandla, the anc is building rings around Thuli (PP) the ONLY body supposed to protect public interests, the EFF was there to represent dissenting voice in respect of Nkandla,

2014-08-26 10:24:54.0 | 1 replies

Morathata

Guptanistan1--- You are not happy about something, be it a response from the pres, you don't throw your toys out of the pram...

2014-08-26 10:36:19.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

CRAP. I am no supporter of EFF BUT when the state consistently ignores the most basic democratic principles, then people have to rebel. SIMPLE.

2014-08-26 10:49:59.0 | 1 replies

Morathata

RobinX--- Which basis democratic principle are you referring to???

2014-08-26 10:59:27.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

"basic"..... If you can't figure that out there is simply no hope for you. Work it out.

2014-08-26 11:18:30.0 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Whiz=== Nkandla ad hoc committee is as follows: 6 members from zANC, 2 members from DA, 1 member from EFF and, 1 member representing the rest of the smaller parties... And this to me is a real FARCE... Anything to add???

2014-08-26 11:06:39.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

That's how democracy works you fool. Majority will always have the upper hand ( don't say I'm ANC because, I'm not ). When the opposition win more votes in elections, they will have a stronger hand. That's how democracy is.

2014-08-26 11:15:16.0 | 1 replies

Touch2020

Was there any reason to insult me mdidi kanyoko???

2014-08-26 12:04:35.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Then don't ask me a stupid question dude. See my finger !!

2014-08-26 12:17:51.0 | 0 replies

KatakataEmaotoAditshepe

They'll regret that,we will go in the streets/roads/shops/ any place in this country then they will start feeling the heat.

2014-08-26 10:09:36.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Kata, you just got a big mouth dude. No action...

2014-08-26 10:27:51.0 | 1 replies

KatakataEmaotoAditshepe

What's happening in the parliament isnt an action Whiz?

2014-08-26 11:17:51.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

You can't fight dissent by banning it. Apartheid government tried that and it backfired spectacularly. If we are going to ban EFF for disrupting parliament, then we have to ban ANC for protecting Zuma. By the time we are finished banning everyone who is behaving like a twit, there will be nobody in parliament.

2014-08-26 10:17:45.0 | 3 replies

Guptanistan1

how quickly they have become new apartheid these bloody fools, makes me ashamed that I was ever anything to do with anc. BTW guys did you read Juju's comments about white police, hilarious!

2014-08-26 10:23:35.0 | 2 replies

ManoftheSoil

Whats soo hilarious about his comments...?? I thought he was your Hero,especially after that stunt he pulled in Parliament , your likes enjoy distruction and chaos.

2014-08-26 10:35:07.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

You have no idea how often I watch the news and wonder what year it is. Too often it is almost exactly the same news as we had in 1985.

2014-08-26 10:41:37.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

F U K K ING FASCISTS RATTLING SILLY LITTLE SABRES!

2014-08-26 10:50:51.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

???? en toe ???

2014-08-26 11:01:55.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

En toe net mooi fokol soos mens van die patetiese lot verwag.

2014-08-26 11:17:41.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

Tjo! Who stuck a burr under your saddle today?

2014-08-26 12:58:53.0 | 2 replies

Whiz

he's got one everyday...

2014-08-26 13:05:01.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

Kikikiki. I wonder where mgijimi is.

Gijima mgijimi, do you understand Afrikaans? Check out MommaC. LOL

2014-08-26 14:56:31.0 | 0 replies

Whiz

Suck he's toe *confused*

2014-08-26 11:19:51.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

ANd you know where to stick that finger don't you.

2014-08-26 11:30:19.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

In your face !!

2014-08-26 11:38:47.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

Ja sure. Go for it my outjie.

2014-08-26 11:53:10.0 | 0 replies

KatakataEmaotoAditshepe

The fight is not against the parliament,it's agaisnt ANC.Cant you see that they'ce turned parliamnet into Lethuli House where none ANC dont have a voice.

2014-08-26 11:19:50.0 | 0 replies

KatakataEmaotoAditshepe

What about those show pushes us to act like twits,you'll leave them,ban both ANC and EFF.

2014-08-26 12:15:00.0 | 0 replies

KatakataEmaotoAditshepe

ANC took its conflicts with its ex-youth league and brought them inside the parliament,they cannt use the parliament to sort their differences with EFF.There's no other parties that are against EFF members in the parliament except ANC,cannt you that?

2014-08-26 11:43:50.0 | 0 replies

BOKKER

Ja fat lady I see you are getting ready to sing. Just rememember next time when you cook with snakes expect to get bitten.

2014-08-26 10:04:12.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Mapisa – Nqakula said that the JCPS had decided to take action as they could ‘not stand idle as democracy was undermined in full glare of the public and world’ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Democracy is being undermined by zuma himself

2014-08-26 10:06:54.0 | 0 replies

grunt

Ag sies man, I cannot stand this hypocrisy - it is your president that is undermining democracy on a daily basis, and by not speaking out you and the rest of the cabinet are complicit. Fat, greedy leeches and parasites.

2014-08-26 10:07:00.0 | 0 replies

KatakataEmaotoAditshepe

“There is no doubt that South Africans were disgusted with what happened in Parliament,” ====We're not,we want more.What rights are you talking about Nosiviwe,the ones you have for being a Minister of Defence and Military Veterans simply because you were a comrade.

2014-08-26 10:08:07.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

There is no doubt that South Africans were disgusted with what happened in Parliament,” she said. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Yes we were disgusted by zuma failer to respond when is he going to pay the money

2014-08-26 10:08:11.0 | 2 replies

Morathata

How much must he pay, you kknow????

2014-08-26 10:39:13.0 | 0 replies

Dandan

How many times are you told money isnt going to be paid by Zuma why were you so foolish was it Zuma who was buying the material for R4m instead of R4k, you are so foolish supporting a stupid commending white police man

2014-08-26 11:21:41.0 | 0 replies
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