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EFF’s Shivambu to face the heat over Zuma comments

The EFF chief whip described Zuma as a “post-colonial disaster” and an “African dictator” during a motion of no confidence against the president last year.

EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu. Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief whip must appear before a disciplinary committee for comments he made during a motion of no confidence against the president last year.

During the debate in November, Floyd Shivambu suggested that Zuma would kill his political opponents, including members of his own party.

He refused to withdraw those remarks.

Shivambu looks set to become the first Member of Parliament to face disciplinary steps in terms of stricter new rules adopted by Parliament last year.

Shivambu described Zuma as a “post-colonial disaster” and an “African dictator”.

He warned that Zuma had “nothing to lose” and would turn on his opponents and assassinate them, including African National Congress members.

Mbete’s decision to refer the matter to a disciplinary committee was recorded in parliamentary papers published on Thursday.

The multi-party committee is chaired by Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli. It’s unclear when the committee will meet.

LISTEN: What you may have missed in the no confidence vote against Zuma

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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