EFF vow to continue wearing overalls

EFF members were thrown out of the Eastern Cape legislature Sopa because of what they were wearing.

EFF members were thrown out of the Eastern Cape legislature Sopa because of what they were wearing. Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) insists it will continue to wear the trademark red overalls in the Eastern Cape legislature despite its members being kicked out last week.

EFF members, who arrived for the State of the Province address on Friday, were thrown out because of what they were wearing.

The party said its members agreed to leave because they did not want to cause a scene when security was called.

The EFF's Nazier Paulsen said the matter will be taken up the party's national leadership.

"We won't allow them to get away with it and our members will continue to wear the red attire to provincial and national assembly."

Meanwhile, EFF leader Julius Malema was kicked out of Parliament two weeks ago, during the second day of the State of the Nation Address debate after an altercation with National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.

He was asked to retract a statement he made about the ANC government being almost directly responsible for the 2012 Marikana killings, which claimed the lives of 34 striking miners.

Modise, asked Malema to formally withdraw the statement as it was "unparliamentary" and did not accord with the decorum of the house.

But the EFF president refused and was then asked to leave and EFF MPs subsequently staged a dramatic walkout.