South Africa’s parliament turned into a chaotic fistfight

South Africa’s parliament turned into a chaotic fistfight on Feb. 9 as opposition lawmakers refused to let president Jacob Zuma deliver his annual state of the nation address. Broadcast live on television, it was almost a play-by-play replay of 2016’s dramatics.

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Brawl in Turkish parliament

After 2016’s bungled coup and as part of his subsequent crackdown on political enemies and the media, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants new powers to hire and fire government ministers. The debate in Turkey’s parliament got out of hand, with members of the ruling AK Party and opposition Republican People’s Party getting into fisticuffs.

Kenya: Nairobi senator Mike Sonko engaged in a physical fight with Nairobi governor Evans Kidero

Senate public accounts committee was violently disrupted after Nairobi senator Mike Sonko engaged in a physical fight with Nairobi governor Evans Kidero.
It all began as a verbal exchange started by Sonko who accused the governor of ‘murder’ but soon degenerated into a physical fight forcing the committee to abruptly adjourn. The media present there were all thrown out as orderlies escorted Sonko out of parliament buildings.

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