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EFF MPs threaten to bare all

Malema has been quoted warning that MPs may go nude if they're barred from wearing their signature attire.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says Parliament is trying to change the institution's rules in order to deal specifically with its Members of Parliament (MPs).

The national legislature is planning to tighten rules and introduce a new dress code for parliamentarians.

Rejecting the proposal, EFF leader Julius Malema has been quoted warning that MPs may go nude if they're barred from wearing their signature red overalls.

Since their swearing in, overall-clad EFF members have clashed with presiding officers and infamously shouted "pay back the money" during President Jacob Zuma's question and answer session in August last year.

The party's spokesperson Fana Mokoena believes Parliament is reactionary.

"Parliament is not run to hold the executive accountable. But Parliament is now changing the rules to deal with the EFF - this is what it has deteriorated to."