Opposition parties slam Parliament's EFF probe

They say their own report scrutinises the flaws in the Powers and Privileges Committee's probe.

The EFF disrupted Parliament in August.

CAPE TOWN - Opposition parties in Parliament have slammed the Powers and Privileges Committee's probe into the EFF's conduct as completely flawed.

They've rejected the committee's report recommending the suspension of a dozen EFF MPs without pay.

EFF MPs were in trouble for disrupting President Jacob Zuma's question and answer session in the National Assembly in August.

Opposition parties, the DA, UDM and IFP say their report scrutinises the flaws in the Powers and Privileges Committee's probe.

Their report, according to the DA's Annelie Lotriet, will form the basis of a private members bill to amend legislation which will ensure such processes are fair going forward.

She says they also support a legal review.

"Yes, we support the EFF to take this on review. We think there are enough grounds for it to be reviewed given the procedural flaws in the process."