EFF MPs receive letters of suspension

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The EFF in Limpopo labelled the ANC in the region sore losers.

PARLIAMENT- Twenty  members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) received letters of suspension on Friday, as well as notices of fines, after being found guilty of contempt in Parliament.

The follows Thursday’s motion vote by the National Assembly, led by lawyer Randall van Voore.

Six members of the EFF were suspended for 30 days without pay, including ringleaders Floyd Shivambu and Julius Malema, and another six were suspended for 14 days without pay.

This means that although they won’t get paid, they will be allowed back in Parliament when it resumes next year, which also means that they will be present for the State of the Nation Address in 2015.

The final eight were fined an amount equivalent to 14 days&39; salary and allowances.

According to a parliamentary media release, the suspended MPs are prohibited from entering Parliament or from participating in any related activity without written permission from the Speaker. They are also not entitled to any allowances under the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers Act for the duration of their suspensions.

The EFF, however, are not leaving without a fight and want to approach the courts to oppose their suspension.