#SONA2015: Mbete denies crying, ANC threatens EFF MPs with suspension of 5 years

One of the prime actors in tonight’s 7.00pm drama will be the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete:

"Everything is very ready and because we're very consciously doing everything by the book this time, I feel more ready than I've ever been before. There's a heightened consciousness here and not just because of Julius Malema, but because of processes set to unfold here. Julius Malema is also part of those processes. Of course, there is the 'new kid on the block' (the EFF) but since the 4th Parliament, there has been a process of re-looking the rules."

On Malema's claims that Mbete cried during Pastor Ray McCauley's facilitated peace talks:

"He's dreaming! Me? Cry? For what? Please!"

Meanwhile, EFF Leader Julius Malema spoke ahead of this evening's proceedings on 702's John Robbie Show:

"It can't be turned into chaos; it is Parliament, is should be robust. The best thing is to insist politely that you are demanding to be listened to, because you've got the right to do that. The President has never respected the conventions of answering questions."

ANC Chief Whip, Stone Sizani:

"Anyone who disrupts is breaking the rules. We do expect them to do defy, which will result in a removal from the House - and they know that. The rules do say that if anyone is disruptive, they can be suspended for five years. There are also 31 of them (EFF MPs) and the number of the security services of Parliament are not equal to that number."


This article first appeared on 702 : #SONA2015: Mbete denies crying, ANC threatens EFF MPs with suspension of 5 years


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