Some of the opposition parties in parliament, said that the EFF had cost them their opportunity to hold the government accountable, according to report in City Press on Sunday.

The newspaper reported that parties are considering changes to the rules in order to stop disruptions during sessions of parliament, which is something the EFF is opposing.


The move comes after last week’s question-and-answer session with President Jacob Zuma, which was disrupted when the EFF called for Zuma to pay back the Nkandla money.

The session was adjourned, with president not answering any question.

The newspaper reported that parliament would not allocate time to repeat the question-and-answer session and the president’s published his responses on Friday. The adjournment of session prevented the opposition from immediately ask follow-up questions they had for Zuma.

City Press reported DA chief whip John Steenhuisen said that the debate in Parliament is no longer robust, but is destructive.

EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told the paper that much of the blame was on the shoulders of Speaker Baleka Mbete for her “bias”. “


ANC MP Richard Mdakane told City Press that the party was going to implement the amendments. He said that those who did not agree could take their case to the courts.

The newspaper reported that one of the proposed amendments was that MPs who cause disruptions during sessions would be removed from the National Assembly’s chamber and suspended for a certain period.

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