EFF disciplinary hearing to continue next Wednesday

The EFF last week said they will not be subjected to what they called a Kangaroo court by the ANC.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is seen leaving Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 21 August 2014 with EFF MPs. Picture: Sapa.

JOHANNEBSURG - A parliamentary committee investigating the conduct of 20 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP's who heckled President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly says the disciplinary hearing will continue next Wednesday.

The EFF MP's staged a walk out at the start of the hearing this week, saying they will not be subjected to what they called a "Kangaroo court" by the ANC.

The MPs are in hot water for chanting "pay back the money" in reference to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on the R246 million spent on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

But the process has however continued without the MPs as attorney Randall van Voore has been leading evidence into the matter.

The secretary of the National Assembly has also been testifying.

The Powers and Privileges Committee's Chairman Lemias Mashile says the EFF MPs' unwillingness to participate hasn't affected proceedings.

"It doesn't necessarily affect the hearing in terms of the conclusion of the hearing it only affects the hearing in that where the members are charged and have the right to question the witness that has been brought by the initiator."

The committee is still analysing footage of the incident.