EFF lodges complaint after Parliament's live feed blackout
The EFF has lodged a formal complaint after Parliament’s live TV feed was cut as chaos unfolded in the house.
JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have lodged a formal complaint after Parliament's live television feed was cut as chaos unfolded in the National Assembly this week.
On Thursday, a sitting of the National Assembly descended into pandemonium, with Members of Parliament (MPs) getting caught up in scuffles with police.
EFF leader Julius Malema says the cutting of the live feed amounts to censorship.
"The EFF has also written a formal complaint about the manipulation and censorship of Parliament TV, to hide illegal and criminal activities against Members of Parliament."
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Mbete denies she is the one who ordered a temporary blackout of the Parliamentary TV channel.
The National Assembly speaker again lost control of the house on Thursday night, when opposition parties clashed during a debate on the Nkandla ad-hoc committee's report.
The committee found that President Jacob Zuma is not responsible for the overspending on upgrades to his KwaZulu-Natal home.
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During the debate an EFF Member of Parliament (MP), who refused to withdraw her remarks that Zuma was a thief and a criminal, was hauled out of the chamber by police.
Mbete says it's unclear who then decided to interfere with the broadcast of the session.