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Parliament Is Becoming The House Of 'Sleepists'

MPs sleeping on the job is sadly not a new thing, with many tweeps saying that our MPs get paid to snooze.

23/09/2017 07:29 SAST | Updated 23/09/2017 07:29 SAST
Mail & Guardian

South Africa's Parliament has a knack for napping parliamentarians and the situation does not seem to be getting any better. It almost seems as if there is an unspoken rule that naps are mandatory as a means of rejuvenation to run the country.

The term "sleepists" was coined by Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). MPs sleeping on the job is sadly not a new thing, with many tweeps saying that our MPs get paid to sleep.

It seems the EFF did South Africa a solid in ensuring that all sleepists are called out on their shenanigans and step up to doing what they were called to do.

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Here are some of the instances where MPs have taken a quick nap on the job:

And of course, our eternal fave -- Dr "People's Bae" Ndlozi has ensured that Parliament is not a house of sleepists...

It isn't enough that ministers sleep [on the job] during the Parliamentary proceedings, but it seems our very own Number One -- President Jacob Zuma -- has also dozed off in Parly.

It is unacceptable for our public servants to fall asleep on the job. Naps are great -- but not at work, folks! It is time for Parliament to stay awake and fulfill its mandate.