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Parliament welcomes court decision on EFF’s urgent application to interdict sanctions

Parliament has welcomed the Western Cape High Court’s decision to strike of its roll the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) urgent application seeking an interim interdict to suspend the implementation of sanctions against its MPs.

The ruling stems from a report from the National Assembly’s Powers and Privileges Committee, which found 16 EFF MPs guilty of disrupting Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget vote in 2019.

The report recommended that EFF MPs Sam Matiase and Nokulunga Sonti receive no remuneration for a period not exceeding 30 days.

“The court held that the EFF created its own urgency in the case, adopting a timetable to suit itself and failed to place all relevant facts before the court to support a case of true urgency. The court ordered the EFF to pay costs,” said Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo.

The report also recommended that the other 14 MPs receive a fine not exceeding one month’s salary and allowances.


In other news – It ends in tears: Mnakwethu star dumps second wife after boyfriend impregnates her

Maskandi artist and Mnakwethu star Qondanisa Sibisi has dumped his wife Samantha Mazibuko. On the latest episode of Mnakwethu: Happily Ever After? viewers were shocked when Samantha confessed to Qondanisa’s first wife Sithokozile “Mamchunu” Sibisi that she had slept with someone else and didn’t know who the father of her unborn baby was.

Qondanisa Sibisi and Samantha Mazibuko

Qondanisa said: “I became aware of her pregnancy when we were shooting the latest season. I suspected she was cheating on me and asked for a DNA test but she refused. For me, that is proof enough. Learn More

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