Police keep close eye on EFF supporters outside Parliament

Guarded by police, supporters waited for EFF leadership to return to the House after Jacob Zuma’s session.

FILE: EFF members and supporters leaving the National Assembly.  Picture: Youtube.

CAPE TOWN - Police officials within the parliamentary precinct remain on high alert following the exit of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) from the National Assembly chamber.

EFF supporters also left the public gallery earlier after the party's Deputy President Floyd Shivambu was ordered to leave the House.

#ZumaQandA Police officials trying to block EFF supporters from going closer to the Marks Building. KB pic.twitter.com/DwAlvbRtTL

#ZumaQandA EFF supporters outside the NA chamber. KB pic.twitter.com/F8KxgznPjm

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete had ordered Shivambu to leave the National Assembly chamber after he refused to allow President Jacob Zuma to address the House.

Guarded by police, supporters waited for party leadership to return to the House after the President's reply to questions.

Congress of the People MPs had also walked out of the house after demanding President Zuma steps down.

With the EFF and Cope out of the House, Zuma has been able to answer questions without disruption.