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Are the New Parliamentary Rules Designed to Shut the EFF up? Justice Malala Grills Lechesa Tsenoli (Video)

Let Them Eat CakeJustice Malala recently invited the deputy speaker of parliament, Lechesa Tsenoli, to The Justice Factor show to discuss the new parliamentary rules that were put in place last month to regulate disruptive members of parliament.

Malala’s first question to Tsenoli is, “Were these rules designed essentially to shut the Economic Freedom Fighters up after what happened this year and last year?”

The deputy speaker answers, “No, the rules are intended to prevent disruption, the rules are intended to protect the rights of all political parties in the National Assembly to have an opportunity to ask the President questions and that no one party must monopolise that time and actually disrupt the proceedings.”

The author of Let Them Eat Cake insists that surely the new rules could allow the ANC to “remove the EFF for something that they’ve said, on a subjective basis” and argues that the rule can enable the speakers, who belong to the ANC, to treat the EFF unfairly. “It’s almost like an ANC disciplinary hearing,” he says.

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