A selection of quotes of Southern African interest. “Helmets are very dangerous weapons.” — State Security Minister David Mahlobo at a post state-of-the-nation address media briefing.
Parliament’s presiding officers have closed ranks around National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to help sidestep pleas for her to apologise for calling EFF leader Julius Malema a “cockroach”.
Economic Freedom Fighters MPs Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Tshabalala have been suspended, the EFF said today.
The EFF would go nude in the National Assembly if they were to be barred from wearing their red overalls, gumboots and maid uniforms, The Star reported this morning.
How important are leaders to South Africa’s politics? Should they be allowed to make or break organisations? Two recent events have thrown up these questions:
A selection of quotes of Southern African interesting. “We have an appointment with him on the 12th of February and he is going to answer questions.” — EFF leader Julius Malema insisting he will ask President Jacob Zuma questions about Nkandla during his state-of-the-nation speech, and will not wait until presidential question time on March 11.
EFF leader Julius Malema this morning tweeted he will never leave his party following claims that he planned to return to the ANC.
The EFF has won a court interdict preventing sanctions from being imposed on its members of parliament, SABC radio news reported this morning.