South Africa 19.5.2016 01:09 pm

‘Bring it on Mr Oros’ – EFFSC dares ANCYL

EFF leader Julius Malema speaks from a balcony at Parliament in Cape Town after his party's MPs were forcefully removed from the house on Tuesday.

EFF leader Julius Malema speaks from a balcony at Parliament in Cape Town after his party's MPs were forcefully removed from the house on Tuesday.

We will meet violence with violence, meet pound for pound with the ANC’s youth desk in Parliament, the EFF Students Command says.

An invitation to wage war in Parliament from the ANC Youth League is welcomed and accepted, the EFF Students Command (EFFSC) says.

“Bring it on Mr Oros (referring to ANC Youth League president Collen Maine)…we will meet violence with violence, anarchy with anarchy.

“We will meet pound for pound with the youth desk in Parliament.”

Maine reportedly said they would defend President Jaconb Zuma who has been under enormous pressure from opposition parties, mainly the EFF.

However, the EFFSC said it was not worried and was ready to square off with the youth league.

“We must put it on record that we are not threatened or shaken in any way by the empty threats of the youth desk from the former liberation movement,” a statement issued by the EFFSC read.

On Tuesday during Zuma’s Q&A session, chaos broke out when EFF MPs disrupted Speaker Baleka Mbethe.

The EFF’s Floyd Shivhambu said the president should not be allowed to address the house as he had broken his oath of office in the wake of the controversial Nkandla saga, but Mbethe responded that there was no basis to not allow Zuma to speak.

While being forcefully removed from the chambers, EFF MPs and Parliament protection officers exchanged blows.

Minutes after the chaos, EFF leader Julius Malema said: “We are fighting back now”.

 

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