South Africa’s opposition leader, Julius Malema, and five members of his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party have been handed a one-month suspension without pay from parliament. Julius Malema suspended from parliament for 1 month without pay.
The punishment comes from the parliament’s powers and privileges committee, which found them guilty of contempt for storming the stage during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address in February.
The committee has also mandated that each member issue a personal apology in the House to the president, the speaker, and the people of South Africa.
The suspension coincides with February, preventing their attendance at the upcoming state of the nation address. The EFF MPs refused to participate in the hearings, objecting to the committee’s refusal to postpone.
Julius Malema protested against the appointment of advocate Anton Katz as the initiator, stating, “I will not be persecuted by a white man.”
Julius Malema suspended from parliament for 1 month without pay.