ANC EC condemn the EFF behaviour in parliament

Press Statement: ANC EC CONDEMN THE EFF BEHAVIOR IN PARLIAMENT

22 August 2014

Issued by the office of the ANC EC Provincial Secretary

As the ANC in EC, we are disturbed by the continued destructive behavior of EFF in National Parliament. We are in the 5th term of government and it is the first time we experience such a behavior in that institution. We condemn it in its strongest possible terms and we find it difficult to see us tolerant with that kind of behavior.

Parliament is given a responsibility by the people of this country to engage on a business to take South Africa forward. That behavior puts us as a country in a bad light in the global space and it is so unfortunate.

All the political parties who sent people to parliament made promises to be fulfilled over the next five years and there is too much work to do. As the province of Eastern Cape, we are one province that is far behind in terms of development and we expect a lot from parliament to facilitate laws and processes to speed transformation for the development of our poor people. We can not tolerate anarchy and masterminded misconduct in that democratic institution. In actual fact, if EFF’s mandate is to create anarchy in that institution and disrupt democracy with an effort to settling scores, we are ready to defend it. We cant use parliament as a battle field for personal battle. There are processes that must be observed by every MP, if they do not, the law must take its space.

We call upon the parliament to utilise its power to deal with the EFF MP’s conduct as soon as possible. We also call upon the public in all conners of the country to condemn that behavior, engage EFF in communities to stop the anarchy they cause in parliament. South Africans must reject with contempt any attempt for regime change as seem to be the approach by the EFF to undermine our constitutional Democracy. The damage of instability in that institution is going to be felt by voter, we then appeal that our parliament must be respected and allowed to function properly.

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This statement must be attributed to the ANC EC Provincial Secretary, Cde Oscar Mabuyane.

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