S/Africa: Parliamentary sanctions on EFF MPs lifted

An indefinite sanction imposed on 20 MPs of Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters organization has been lifted by a court in South Africa’s Western Cape Province on Tuesday.”The applicants should be allowed to carry out their functions with all provisions as elected members of the National Assembly,” Judge Dennis Davis ruled.

The EFF had sought an interdiction from the court to lift the suspension on its MPs.

According to Judge Davis, the ruling comes into effect immediately.

He said in the absence of a definitive finding regarding the applicants’ conduct in August, he was lifting the suspension by disciplinary committee of parliament.

The EFF members had shouted down President Jacob Zuma while he was addressing the country’s parliament during question time.

They were heard chanting “pay back the money” in reference to monies used for the controversial renovation of Zuma’s homestead.