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Expelled EFF MPs in the red

FILE PICTURE: Former EFF member, Andile Mngxitama speaks to media in Sandton, Johannesburg, 17 February 2015, at an EFF faction briefing. Picture Nigel Sibanda

FILE PICTURE: Former EFF member, Andile Mngxitama speaks to media in Sandton, Johannesburg, 17 February 2015, at an EFF faction briefing. Picture Nigel Sibanda

Dismissed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members Mpho Ramakatsa, Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala will today go to the National Assembly clad in the EFF’s trademark red overalls, berets and gumboots.

The trio are likely to receive a cold reception from the party leadership, as they have been expelled. They were all suspended earlier this year for bringing the party into disrepute.┬áRamakatsa has confirmed they will be in the House when President Jacob Zuma appears to answer oral questions.The questions remained from the sitting of August 21 last year, when EFF MPs disrupted Zuma as he was answering a question on the Nkandla debacle and chanted “pay back the money”.

The questions the president will answer pertain to the latest developments in finalising the formal recognition of Khoi and San leaders as indigenous leaders in the country; when he will reach a decision regarding the outstanding, but still pending, applications for presidential pardon in terms of the “special dispensation” process; why presidential pardons were granted or not granted; and who was in his delegation to the recent inaugural US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC from August 4 to 6, 2014.

Another EFF member, Lucky Twala, who faces a three-year suspension of his membership in the party, will wear a suit. “It is not compulsory to wear a red overall,” he said. “It is up to the member┬áto decide.”

Twala said he still had his own seat in parliament and nothing had changed.

Twala’s sentence would be suspended for one year if he apologised, the EFF said when announcing his expulsion and suspension.

He said he was still mulling whether to apologise.

 

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