Parliament not a beer hall – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has criticised opposition MPs for “traumatising” the nation and treating parliament like a beer hall after they interrupted his state of the nation address last week.
Responding to the debate on the address yesterday‚ Zuma promptly referred to last week’s pandemonium and appealed to MPs to use democratic mechanisms chaos.
“Some MPs have decided to treat this house like something worse than a beer hall,” he said.
“The conduct we saw here traumatised millions . . . including a 12-year-old [praise singer]‚” he said‚ amid heckling by some opposition MPs.
DA MPs shouted “like you treat the constitution” after Zuma’s beer hall reference.
Last week‚ the president was subjected to a barrage of insults and attacks by opposition parties‚ particularly the EFF‚ who delayed his state of the nation speech for more than an hour‚ labelling him illegitimate and a thief who had broken his oath of office.
After raising numerous points of order‚ EFF MPs were eventually forcibly removed by parliament’s protection services.

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  • February 17, 2017 at 10:11 am

    as if he has room to talk. this bad behavior in parliament is unacceptable, however people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.


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