Mayhem in South Africa Parliament Over Zuma Protest

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Scuffles have broken out in South Africa’s parliament following a protest during President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation speech.

Members of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters, led by Julius Malema, repeatedly interrupted Mr Zuma, demanding answers over a spending scandal, BBC reports.

The speaker of parliament then ordered their removal, prompting scuffles.

According to BBC, the largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, walked out in protest at their expulsion.

“You can’t send police into parliament,” said Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

The EFF used President Zuma’s annual State of the Nation speech to question him about a state-funded, multi-million dollar upgrade to his private residence.

They were evicted by large numbers of security guards. Among those thrown out was Mr Malema.

 

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