Malema booted from Parliament after just one day [video]

Julius Malema made waves again on his second day in Parliament. The EFF’s overall-clad commander in chief was booted out of the National Council of Provinces on Thursday after refusing to back down when called on to withdraw a comment made during his speech at the State of the Nation debate on Wednesday.

Malema had on Wednesday said that “The ANC government massacred the people at Marikana”. Justice Minister Jeff Radebe took issue with this and called a point of order, which NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise said she would rule on later. On Thursday, Modise ruled that Malema’s statements had been unparliamentary.
“The staments made by Honourable Malema suggests that the government which is made up of members of this house delberately decide to massacre the people of Marikana. This does not only impute improper motives to the members of the house but it also accuses them of murder,” she said.
Modise requested that Malema withdraw the statement but he refused.
“When police reduce crime you come here and say the ANC has reduced crime, and when police kill people you don’t want us to come here and say the ANC government has killed people. That is inconsistent honoroubale chair,” he said.
After Malema refused a second request to withdraw the comment, Modise asked him to leave the house. “No problem,” replied a nonchalant Malema before leading a walkout of the EFF.
As they left, EFF MPs shouted comments like “You were the premier that time Thandi!” and “You were the premier when people died.”
Modise was the premier of the North West when the shootings at Marikana occurred in 2012.
In a statement on the incident, the ANC said Malema’s comments had been disingenuous and misleading and that South Africans had been unanimous in condemning the incidents at Marikana.
“The ANC is of the view that members of parliament must act in an honest and respectable manner and not conduct themselves in a manner that undermines the integrity of the house,” the party said.
After only two days in Parliament, Malema appears to be developing something of a following for his bluntness and his flair for the dramatic.

 

6 Comments
  1. daniel mzomuhle says

    Malema was right. First thing first people died there in Marikane as public we need the truth to come out what really happen there in Marikane

  2. s.b.mtetwa says

    Even if what he said was true but it was rude n disrespectful.if dat’s how people behave in parliament,how are we(south Africans)ever going to be respected?xThat was not the place to air his views n definitely not the manner

  3. Ayanda Khumalo says

    Malema has no right to blame the ANC,we all know that what happened in Marikana was not ryt it left orphans n their families are suffering as we speak!!!!but putting a blame on the ANC won’t help

    1. ntokozo says

      What will help????

  4. Themba says

    Malema was ryt we want all de truth cm out bt not by disrespectn othr peeps.

  5. Lonwabo says

    malema z ryt, he must tell them da truth. our father’s an brothers died there.

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