The Economic Freedom Fighers (EFF) said it will continue refusing to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma in Parliament, despite their 5-day suspension.
On Tuesday, the opposition party members of parliament were violently removed from the House by the Parliamentary Protection Services.
702's John Robbie spoke to National Chairperson of the party, Advocate Dali Mpofu, regarding the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
There can't be anything worse than man-handling women. The way they handled Primrose Sonti, who is one our MPs from Marikana, is despicable.— Adv Dali Mpofu, EFF National Chairperson
Pravin Gordhan said there's a subversion of democracy, intimidation and harassment by state agencies. If they can do that to their own member of the NEC, imagine what they would do to the opposition.— Adv Dali Mpofu, EFF National Chairperson
We actually have a constitutional crisis on our hands where the National Assembly, which is supposed to hold Zuma accountable, has also been found guilty.— Adv Dali Mpofu, EFF National Chairperson
Zuma is in a situation where he has been found to have violated the Constitution by the Constitutional Court. He must be put through a disciplinary process or impeachment.— Adv Dali Mpofu, EFF National Chairperson
Political analyst at the University of South Africa (Unisa) weighed in on the issue, saying the recent events in Parliament are as a result of having a 'compromised' leader.
There are tactics - as unpalatable and inelegant as they might be - one cannot deny that they have brought some vibrance and yielded outcomes.— Prof Lesiba Teffo, political analyst
These are the consequences, these are the outcomes of the malice that exists in Parliament as a result of the leadership.— Prof Lesiba Teffo, political analyst
Had we not had a compromised president like Jacob Zuma presiding over Parliament, would we be experiencing what we are now?— Prof Lesiba Teffo, political analyst