The EFF members of Parliament on Tuesday walked out of the National Assembly on Tuesday 25 June 2019, saying they were not prepared to be addressed by a “constitutional delinquent” – referring to public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan. It was just when Gordhan was about to begin his speech during the state of the national address debate, EFF leader Julius Malema stood on a point of order, objecting to the former finance minister speaking in the House. “I don’t think it will be advisable to allow Mr Gordhan to speak here because the public protector has made findings against Mr Gordhan,” said Malema. He was of the meaning that parliament members and the ruling are making the same mistakes as with Zuma. And what about the money that was looted from the VBS bank and the R500 000 of Ramaphosa? Good question is the Gupta still in this HOUSE?
This was reference made Busisiwe Mkhwebane, which found that Gordhan had acted improperly doing his time as finance minister in the payment of an early retirement benefit to former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay. “The public protector has made findings against Mr Gordhan and you allow a constitutional delinquent to speak here,” Malema said as he made his point to deputy speaker Lechesa Tsenoli. Tsenoli asked Malema to take his seat and stated it is not a point of order. They all left the house.
Members of parliament debated President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent state of the nation address (Sona) on Tuesday June 25 2019. Members of the major opposition parties were quick to criticise the president. Here are three of the punchiest moments from the debate.
THE BIG FIGHT IN PARLIAMENT – NOVEMBER 2018
WHO STOLE THE MONEY FROM THE VBS BANK
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s last oral reply for the year came to a halt when the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters exchanged insults
He asked that the speaker should not show the chapter 9 institution a middle finger by allowing a constitutional delinquent (Pravin Gordhan) to speak in the house
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