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Ndlozi ‘proud’ of EFF’s behaviour in Parliament

EFF MPs brought the house to a halt on Thursday, chanting 'pay back the money'.

FILE: The EFF's Floyd Shivambu and Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (right) share a laugh during the 2015 Sona debate in Parliament on 17 February 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says he is proud of the way his party behaved in Parliament on Thursday.

EFF Members of Parliament (MPs) brought the house to a halt as they chanted "pay back the money" in reference to the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private residence in Nkandla, forcing Speaker Baleka Mbete to adjourn proceedings.

Zuma was due to answer six oral questions yesterday but the session was suspended before he could utter a word.

Zuma said he was disappointed by the red berets' behaviour.

But Ndlozi says it's the only way the African National Congress (ANC) will stop its bullying tactics.

"We have to get into a genuine dialogue about the ways in which we fix it, do away with the bullying tactics of the ANC and Parliament finally is able to be respected by the members of executive, particularly the president."

Meanwhile, Zuma is unlikely to be in Parliament again to answer questions until August.

Mbete said Zuma was not likely to make up for yesterday's chaotic session.

With the red berets prepared to bring proceedings to a standstill until he does so, there's a question mark over whether the president will get to answer any other questions and how Parliament will do its work.

One of the questions the president was to answer was about how Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir slipped out of the country illegally.