Six Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF ) members of Parliament ( MPs ), including their leader Jullius Malema, will be subject to continuing disciplinary hearings in Cape Town on Tuesday.
On Monday, Malema left the hearings.
Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, an advocate, led his legal team, which he also gave the order to leave.
The EFF requested that a retired judge participate in the hearings and that they be postponed to 2024.
Malema and EFF members leave a Sona disruption disciplinary hearing.
Ramaphosa is to be subpoenaed by the EFF so that he can testify at their Sona disciplinary hearing.
EFF requests that Mapisa-Nqakula be called as a witness in the Sona fray case are rejected by the ANC.
Malema, along with five other EFF MPs, are being disciplined for” threatening” President Cyril Ramaphosa and storming the stage during the State of the Nation Address ( SONA ) in February.
Calls to delay the hearings until January or February 2024 were rejected by Parliament’s powers and privileges committee, which is in charge of them.
Malema responded angrily, saying his party would no longer participate in the procedure.
” There, you can go and have your own arrangement of being together.” We wo n’t take part in this kangaroo court because you and the Democratic Alliance have already decided how it will turn out.
Ngcukaitobi warned against potential bias and stated that it would not be acceptable for Parliament to serve as the prosecutor and judge.
It’s incorrect to say that you serve as the judge, prosecutor, and sheriff simultaneously.
Advocate Anton Katz, the appointed initiator and prosecutor of Parliament, stated that the EFF could not attend the hearings and that unfavorable conclusions could be reached in their absence.