Africa, our Africa! When will we stop reading stories of fighting and violence in parliament and senates in African countries?
On the 9th of February 2017, South African President Jacob Zuma was slated to give his State of the Nation address at the parliament. However, things took a turn when opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), decided to speak up, as usual, against the President at the joint sitting event. The party called Zuma a constitutional delinquent and accused him of breaking the law.
The Chairperson of the House, Thandi Modise, tried to snuff out the voice of the opposition. When she did not succeed, she invited security officials to take them out of the House.
Watch the brouhaha here – with Julius Malema gesturing and emphatically making his point
Democratic Alliance (led by Mmusi Maimane) stages a walk out right after