Fight Erupts In South African Parliament As Opposition Members Are Ejected
[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nP5rT3jKFj0/VzxofDMBqxI/AAAAAAACduM/RcvpyU2PX3QslsBORuP7z20EecDfMDemACLcB/s400/sa.jpg" width="400">A fistfight broke out in the South African parliament on Tuesday as security guards ejected opposition lawmakers in an ugly fracas that underlined heightened political tensions over Jacob Zuma’s presidency.
About 20 Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party members, who were wrestled from their seats by plain-clothed guards, had refused to let Zuma speak and furiously shouted down the Speaker, Baleka Mbete.
As Zuma looked on impassively, the radical leftist lawmakers – dressed in their uniform of red workers’ overalls – fought back to try to remain in the chamber until they were physically removed through a side door.
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