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Every court needs a jester: the EFF’s five best performances in parliament

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An entrance only the EFF knows how to make 

EFF members arrive in parliament wearing red overalls, domestic workers’ outfits, hardhats and gumboots — which their spokesperson refers to as “the clothes of the working class”. These are “the men and women who sustain this country,” says Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.


Juju’s response to the State of the Nation address becomes a comedy of errors

The antics in this speech begin when Malema is forced to refer to deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as “honourable”, and does so more than reluctantly.

Later, he is interrupted by another MP, who asks why he delivers his speech “in a white man’s language” rather than his own. Juju responds by saying: “I have no time for racist questions”.


EFF accuses ANC of murder

After refusing to withdraw their statement that the ANC massacred the miners at the Marikana protest, the EFF is thrown out of parliament. “I maintain the ANC government killed people in Marikana,” said Malema.

The conflict begins “Chair, when police reduce crime you come here and say the ANC has reduced crime. When police kill people, you don’t want us to come here and say the ANC government has killed people. That is inconsistent, honourable chair.”

As they leave, EFF members reinforce Malema’s claim, and remind the speaker of the house, Thandi Modise, that she was the Premier of the North West at the time of the Marikana massacre.



This one takes the parliamentary cake.

During Jacob Zuma’s Q & A session and response to the Nkandla report, parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete had to suspend proceedings after an EFF MP demanded that Zuma repay the state the money spent on his Nkandla homestead.

EFF leader Julius Malema asked the president when will he plans to repay the money that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela suggested the president pay after the Nkandla upgrade. When Malema was not satisfied with Zuma’s reply, he demanded a further response and refused to take his seat.

Eventually Malema demanded: “When are you paying back the money?”

In the video, Mbete asks: “Aphi amanye amapolisa”, after she had to call the police to forcibly remove the unruly MPs.


Floyd Shivambu gives Cyril Ramaphosa the finger

Not content with the non-response to his murder allegations, Malema told Ramaphosa that he had blood on his hands, stating that Ramaphosa was responsible for the Marikana massacre. Floyd Shivambu stood to defend Malema

Speaker Baleka Mbete then threw them out — again. Leaving in a huff, Shivambu flipped the bird at Ramaphosa  in disgust on his way out.

Shivambu later withdrew his gesture.

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