Parliament could hit the EFF right in the pockets

Parliament could hit the EFF right in the pockets

EFF leader Julius Malema speaks outside parliament on why the party walked out of the National Assembly during President Cyril Ramaphosa's Sona, Cape Town, 13 February 2020. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The EFF may have scored a massive marketing victory for themselves through their disruption of lat night’s SONA, but it could backfire and hit them where it hurts most. In their pockets.

The chaos caused by the Economic Freedom  Fighters (EFF) in parliament yesterday was a deliberate marketing ploy. But it may have backfired as  the MPs who disrupted President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation address (Sona) could find themselves in hot water for breaking parliamentary rules and etiquette … and could be hit in their own pockets through having their salaries docked. The EFF’s grandstanding – first by attacking former president FW de Klerk and then turning their attention to Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan (whom they want fired from Cabinet) – saw Sona turned into a farce by forcing...




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