Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party in South Africa were kicked out of the budget vote by security staff. EFF MPs interrupted Pravin Gordhan while he was talking about budget proposals for the public enterprises department and called the minister a “constitutional delinquent”. For some minutes, EFF MPs and security forces were pushing back and forth, grabbing and shouting.
After accusations of racism, a fight emerged in the parliament of South Africa between opposition parties. A politician from the left party EFF threw a bottle at an MP of the center-left Agang party. Finally, security staff intervened.
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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Members of the EFF-Party were thrown out of Parliament after they disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, and the DA Party walked out in protest.