PORT ELIZABETH - National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise on Friday condemned the "unacceptable conduct" of EFF MPs during Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget vote speech.
On Thursday, the EFF's Sam Matiase rose to interrupt Gordhan as the minister began delivering his department's budget vote speech in the legislature's room E249.
Matiase and fellow EFF MPs argued that they would not allow the minister to speak as he was a "constitutional delinquent".
The conduct resulted in presiding officer Grace Baroto calling on protection officers to physically remove the party's members from the chamber.
Modise in a statement late Friday night expressed disappointment and strongly condemned Thursday night’s disruption.