EFF takes disciplinary action against MPs Mpho Ramakatsa and Lucky Twala

19 February 2015 - 13:05 By Sapa

The Economic Freedom Fighters is taking disciplinary action against party MPs Mpho Ramakatsa and Lucky Twala, it said.

"The EFF will not be taking any future public communication with regards to this matter as it is an internal process and hopes that both members of the media and the concerned fighters will also co-operate," spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement.

Ramakatsa and Twala are said to be aligned with an EFF faction that includes MP Andile Mngxitama.

On Tuesday, the EFF announced it had suspended Mngxitama and fellow MP Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala.

Last Thursday, Mngxitama had to be escorted out of the Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town, where he had intended holding a press conference ahead of the state-of-the-nation address in Parliament.

Fights reportedly broke out between EFF members and Mngxitama's supporters. The EFF members refused to leave the venue and said they wanted to hear what Mngxitama had to say.

On Tuesday, Mngxitama held another press briefing in Johannesburg where scuffles broke out again when a handful of EFF members tried to block the entrance, preventing Mngxitama and his supporters from going in.

Twala, Ramakatsa and Litchfield-Tshabalala joined Mngxitama at the briefing.