South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Sweats From The EFF To Deliver SONA

EFF leaders object as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attempts to deliver his state of the nation address

EFF leaders object as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attempts to deliver his state of the nation address

South Africa's far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) legislators have protested inside Parliament, forcing President Cyril Ramaphosa to abandon his annual state of the nation address for a while.

"We have a murderer in the house, we have a man who has got the blood of innocent people [on his hands] in this house", said EFF leader Julius Malema as Ramaphosa stood to deliver his speech.

"De Klerk is an unrepentant apologist of apartheid, who is not willing to accept that apartheid was crime against humanity".

Modise ruled against Malema's submission, saying the special sitting of the two houses of parliament had been called to give President Ramaphosa the opportunity to address the nation. It's an insult for him to sit in a democratic parliament, " Malema said during live televised proceedings from parliament in Cape Town. We please request that De Klerk leave this house because he doesn't belong in this house. "The former President De Klerk has been invited because of that".

There shouldn't be a situation where the point of orders are made by a party so that they can abuse the proceedings, he adds.

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Members of Parliament were unanimous in their condemnation of the antics of the EFF on Thursday night, which led to the opening of Parliament being temporarily suspended.

The Boipatong massacre is one of the bloodiest and brutal moments of popular violence that engulfed South Africa in the decade between 1984 and 1993; De Klerk was president of South Africa under the apartheid regime from 1989 to 1994.

The EFF disrupted parliament on several occasions during former president Jacob Zuma's era and at times descending into chaos with the lawmakers being forcibly removed.

"We also agree we must relook at the joint rules because they make it hard to take members out of the house", Modise said in response to the MP's comments.

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