Modise: EFF’s Storming of Gordhan in Clear Contravention of Rules

National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says the EFF’s “unacceptable conduct” toward Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan last week is “in clear contravention of the rules of the House”.

In a statement, Modise expressed “disappointment and a strong condemnation” of Thursday’s incident.

After Gordhan made his way to the podium to deliver his department’s budget vote speech, EFF MP Sam Matiase said the party refused to be addressed by a “constitutional delinquent”.

Matiase referred to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s reports related to the establishment of a “rogue unit” at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) while Gordhan was its commissioner and the re-appointment of former deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.