President Jacob Zuma’s 8th State
of the Nation Address was disrupted by the Economic Freedom Fighters this
A group of members of Parliament started
chanting pay back the money which resulted in the Speaker of Parliament Baleka
Mbete asking the MP’s to leave. However
after several attempts to get them out of the house they were eventually
removed by security guards.
EFF Leader Julius Malema while addressing
the media after being “manhandle” said seven of EFF members were injured and
one had to be taken to hospital. He
added that the people that threw them out were not Parliament security but in
fact presidential protection.
Meanwhile Minister in the Presidency Jeff
Radebe said government is disappointed and disgusted by the behaviour of EFF
MP’s in the house tonight.
Radebe said government condemns with the
strongest possible term the shameful conduct of the EFF members.
“We ask that Parliament apply the rules and
take stern action against those who disrupted Parliament” Radebe added.
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