Parliament – Deputy Justice Minister Thabang Makwetla wants the Economic Freedom Fighters called to order for not respecting the “Die Stem” part of the national anthem.
The party stood up through the vernacular parts of the anthem, and sat through the Afrikaans and English parts.
Makwetla said this was in contravention of the Constitution.
He also called for Speaker Baleka Mbete to switch off microphones if need be when MPs were being unruly.
Mbete asked him to put the complaint in writing.
The complaint was met with boo’s, howling and shouts of “Sit down” from the EFF benches.
EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu said it was not tradition to raise complaints a week later.
He accused the deputy minister of trying to be “relevant”.[Source: News24]