Questions raised about EFF's removal from Parly

Opposition parties are demanding to know who the men in white shirts who removed EFF MPs were.

Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema is followed by the media as him and his party MPs are being escorted out of Parliament after disrupting State of the Nation Address in Cape Town on 12 February 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - More questions are being asked about the tactics used to eject Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) from the National Assembly during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week.

The City Press is reporting that pictures of EFF members were used by security personnel to identify the MP's who were removed from the national assembly.

The opposition party demanded that President Jacob Zuma answer questions over money spent on Nkandla, but this was met with swift reaction from security after speak Baleka Mbete turned down their request and MPs persisted.

The Democratic Alliance, the United Democratic Movement's Bantu Holomisa, Agang and Congress of the People walked out.

Opposition parties have been demanding to know the identity of the men in white shirts who removed EFF MPs during Sona.

After a tense standoff between Mbete and the MPs who demanded certain answers from the president security personnel intervened.

A number of red berets were injured as they were removed from the house.

According to the City Press that the security personnel had used pictures of four EFF members to familiarise themselves with who they would be targetting on the day.

This together with a scrambled cellphone service has left many parties demanding more details about the officials involved and what is now being seen as a security master plan.

Video: Night of chaos at Sona 2015.