EFF MP’s yesterday again tried to derail President Jacob Zuma during a question-and-answer session in the National Council of Provinces.
The Economic Freedom Fighters said Zuma was not fit to address the House, before they were skopped uit again.
“You must not allow Mr Zuma, the president of the ANC, to address this august House, bearing in mind that Mr Zuma has violated his oath of office as president of the country,” said Tebogo Mokwele, before being ruled out of order by NCOP chairwoman Thandi Modise.
The rest of the EFF MPs were also eventually booted after that.
Responding to other questions, Zuma said if he was to interfere in the prosecution of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on fraud charges, South Africa could become a banana republic.
“No individual is given a right… to interfere with independent processes and decisions of independent institutions,” said Zuma.
“I think if this President was to interfere in any matter, either of chapter nine institutions or other institutions, then it would be close to a banana republic.”