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Following the May 2014 National and provincial elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) secured 25 Parliamentary seats.
May 21, less than two weeks after the elections, EFF MP’s arrived at parliament wearing red overalls, safety helmets and gumboots. The women wore red domestic worker outfits to the swearing-in ceremony of MPs on the opening of fifth session of parliament in Cape Town.
Meanwhile in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature EFF members stormed the building in central Johannesburg on July 22, protesting the house speaker’s decision to remove its members from the provincial legislature on July 1 for wearing overalls inscribed “Asijiki’’ on the back.
August 29, EFF MP’s were informed that they had been found guilty of contempt of Parliament in the National Assembly and are now required to explain why they should not be suspended.
September 1, SABC news reported that Speaker Baleka Mbete and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have agreed she will not immediately proceed with plans to suspend its MPs.
“We have just heard that lawyers for the Speaker and the EFF have agreed that the Speaker will not proceed,” said, Home Affairs Committee Chairperson, Lemias Mashile.