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EFF ‘vindicated’ after red overalls ruling

The EFF's Dali Mpofu said it’s important that the ANC had to eat humble pie.

EFF leader Julius Malema wearing the party's signature red overalls. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say they feel vindicated after a ruling in their favour, allowing them to wear their signature red overalls in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.

In July, hundreds of EFF members were chased out of the house when violence broke out, sparked by the refusal of speaker Ntombi Mekgwe to allow representatives into the building.

According to Mekgwe, the EFF was not appropriately dressed as stated by the rules of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.

But that rule has now been amended after the EFF challenged the decision.

The party's Dali Mpofu said, "I think it's important that the African National Congress had to eat humble pie and accept that the meaning of appropriate dress does not exclude people who are wearing things that symbolise the working peoples' attire."

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said their overalls are representative of the workers who voted them into power and should therefore be accepted.