It was not business as usual, as EFF leader Julius Malema met his match, after attcaking whites with the racist comment “the white man must not speak in the house”.
When Agang MP Andries Tlouamma had his chance to talk, he narrated his dissatisfaction that Malema had stated: “the white man must not speak in the house”. He tore into the EFF, labelling them disrespectful and ignorant.
Tlouamma than shouted “fokof” towards the red berets, before EFF member Nazier Paulsen charged towards the advancing politician. A scuffle between the pair, which featured a lot of pushing and shoving without any real punches landing, saw numerous MPs attempt to break it up.
Both members were ejected from the house, and face stern sanctions once this Parliamentary session is over. Paulsen spoke to the media outside of Parly, where he blamed Tlouamma for insulting a female member of the EFF. He said that he will not tolerate that behaviour under any circumstances.
EFF and Agang almost exchanged blows.
All these happened on the same day Cyril Ramaphosa and Malusi Gigaba found themselves under fire in Parliament.