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Why Malema Is Guilty Of Breaching The Members Of Parliament Code Of Conduct

Malema has disobeyed the parliament's ethics code of conduct and he is expected to make an apology.

Parliament's ethic committee is awaiting an apology from the EFF leader Julius Malema at the Gauteng High Court, to Judge Elias Matojane, and to Judge Service Commissioner for using the JSC to further his interests. He was found guilty of breaching the Members of Parliament Code of Conduct for his line of asking questions. He asked Judge Matojane who was interviewed by the JSC for a vacancy at the Supreme Court of Appeal earlier this year. Three complaints are in the file for the EFF leader by the council for the advancement of the Constitutional's Lawson Naidoo.

The first complaint related to Malema's stinging rebuke of the Zondo Commission during a media conference. The second one is over his claim that Judge Dhaya Pillay was a political activist aligned to a faction within the African National Congress. But the committee since cleared Malema of any wrongdoing about the first two complaints. He was however found guilty of questioning Judge Matojane over his decision to award half a million rand damages to former finance minister Trevor Manuel for defamation, although this quantum was later overturned by the SCA.

The Ethics Committee stressed in its ruling that Malema serves on the JSC to further the interest of the public and not his own. Malema is very vocal in many things done at Parliament, he is well known for interrupting the people given floor most of the time. He even trained his colleagues very well in terms of disturbing proceedings. It seems the party leaders plan as to who will stand up and say something. We have seen and witnessed many of his and party's leaders interrupting scenes during a parliament address. Now the Ethics Committee caught him on his act.

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