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Lekota angry after Parly booting

Congress of the People MP Mosiuoa Lekota says President Jacob Zuma is not is not above criticism.

COPE President Mosioua Lekota. Picture: EWN."

CAPE TOWN - Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota on Tuesday said he was angry after being booted from the National Assembly.

This after he refused to withdraw earlier comments he made about President Jacob Zuma.

Last week, Lekota accused Zuma of refusing to adhere to the Constitution.

The comments were made in relation to Zuma's refusal to release transcripts of secret recordings, which led to corruption charges against him being dropped.

Lekota said the president is not above criticism.

"The attorneys of the president are not a law unto themselves. They can only act on the instructions of the president. So if they refuse to hand over the 'spy tapes', then it means that they must be doing that on the instruction of the president."

There is still no clarity from Zuma's lawyers as to whether they will release the so-called 'spy tapes'.

These were used by the National Prosecuting Authority to prove a political conspiracy against him.

When Lekota refused to withdraw his criticism of the president, Parliament's Deputy Speaker Nomaindia Mfeketo ordered him to leave the house.