Possible disciplinary hearing for Mngxitama

Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Lerato Maduna

Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Lerato Maduna

EFF MP Andile Mngxitama could face disciplinary action from his party for trying to hold a press conference earlier this week, the Sunday Independent reported.

“Serious decisions will be taken about him, because we have reached a point where we cannot tolerate ill-discipline,” Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told reporters on Friday.

Mngxitama had to be escorted out of the Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, on Thursday, where he had intended holding a press conference ahead of the state-of-the-nation address.

Fights reportedly broke out between EFF members and Mngxitama’s supporters. The EFF members refused to leave the venue and said they wanted to hear what Mngxitama had to say.

According to Mngxitama’s press alert sent earlier that day, the briefing would clarify “why some of the EFF MP’s can’t sing #paybackthemoney”.

In an interview with news channel ANN7 afterwards, Mngxitama said people had learnt from the African National Congress to beat each other up for holding different views.

On Friday, Malema questioned Mngxitama’s loyalty to the party.

“If you love the organisation so much, why would you call a press conference on the day of the state-of-the-nation address, where you know the EFF has a programme of action. You love the organisation, yet you want to divert it,” he said.

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