EFF members to be referred to Sub-Committee

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members, who were removed from a mini-plenary session after attempting to prevent Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan from delivering his budget vote last week, will be referred to the Sub-Committee on the Physical removal of Member from Chamber.

The announcement was made by the National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise in the daily parliamentary publication called the Announcements, Tabling’s and Committee reports (ATC).

The Speaker has announced that the referral of the EFF matter to the Sub-Committee is done in terms of National Assembly Rule 73 (12) which deals with removal of a member from the chamber.

The announcement says the circumstances of the physical removal of EFF MPs from the mini-plenary during the Public Enterprises Budget vote including the unrevised Hansard, minutes and a video recording of the proceedings have been referred to the subcommittee.

EFF MPs rose on various points of order on Thursday last week, and tried to prevent Gordhan from speaking.

They referred to Gordhan as a constitutional delinquent. This comes after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane made various damning findings against Gordhan for his alleged involvement in the SARS Rogue Unit and for deliberately misleading Parliament that he never met of the Gupta family members.

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