The EFF disrupted proceedings at Parliament on Wednesday, delaying Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s update on plans to improve the efficiency of key state-owned enterprises.
Ramaphosa sat patiently while EFF members said they had been traumatised by being thrown out of Parliament at a previous sitting. He is expected to update parliamentarians about progress at South African Airways, Eskom and the South African Post Office.
EFF MP Fana Mokoena stopped proceedings from starting by asking for assurances that “bouncers” would not enter the National Council of Provinces, where the sitting was taking place.
“[We want to have] an assurance that those ‘bouncers of hooligans’ won’t be called in,” he told presiding officer RJ Tau.
After agreeing to let the matter rest, Ramaphosa eventually took to the podium 30 minutes later to begin his speech. News24