The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says the possibility of being forcefully removed from the National Assembly will not deter its members from disrupting the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening.

The EFF has vowed to disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech if he does not fire Public Enterprise Minister, Pravin Gordhan by Thursday evening.

EFF Secretary-General, Marshall Dlamini says that Gordhan had misled Ramaphosa about the state of affairs at Eskom.

He says their plan is intact. “But violence is not around us. We never invited violence. It is presiding officers who send those white shirts to unleash violence on us. We are not violent. We are not being violent with you guys, just being normal. We are going into that house to go and do our work.”

Dlamini says they are going ahead with their plan. “That is the plan, that when we enter national assembly … when Cyril starts speaking we are going to speak and demand that he must fire Pravin Gordhan. That is our plan.”

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the SONA at 7PM.

In the video below, EFF Secretary-General, Marshall Dlamini explains the party’s plan for SONA: 

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