Speech Zuma in parliament disturbed by South African opposition
Members of the left-wing opposition party, the EFF have Thursday in the South African parliament with the annual speech by president Jacob Zuma about the state of affairs in the country is disturbed.
They interrupted him repeatedly, asked procedural questions and crying that he is unfit for the office. “For us, there is a hardcore man, rotten to the bone”, said actieleider Julius Malema loudly.
Finally, the members of the opposition who participated in the protest, dressed in their distinctive red overalls and with mijnwerkershelmen on, by the order service, the room is turned off.
“The parliament has militarized”, responded to Malema after his removal. “On the spot, the state of emergency was declared.”
The parliamentary group of the Democratic Alliance, the main opposition party, ran under the leadership of Mmusi Maimane himself / herself as well as other opponents of Zuma. The 74-year-old president had more than an hour of patience before he made his speech could finish.
The skirmishes were outside the parliament building beyond. The police put tear gas at the supporters of the EFF and the ruling party ANC.
The popularity of Zuma is drastically reduced after a series of scandals. The watchdog against corruption early in november to a legal investigation of the abuse of power in his government. Zuma pointed to the allegations of the hand.