The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has lambasted Parliament’s decision to pay its bouncers an extra R400 in danger allowance.
The EFF condemns the decision by the Speaker of National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, to pay the “white shirts” an extra R400 for the supposed “dangers at work”, the party said in a statement on Sunday.
“In essence, Baleka Mbete is paying her professional hooligans, not only to remove members of parliament from the chamber, but also to do so as ‘dangerous work’,” said EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, in a statement.
In the first place, the EFF objected to the idea that there must be a unit whose job is to remove MPs from the chamber for the things that they say, Ndlozi said.
In February, the EFF and Cope MP Willie Madisha were removed from parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address.