Parliament lit as Zuma escapes impeachment [WATCH]

It was historic. It was lit. And again he survived.

President Jacob Zuma survived a parliamentary vote to impeach him on Tuesday. Parliament rejected the motion by a vote of 233 to 143 in a chaotic session in Cape Town.

South Africa will never be same again.

But before the vote took place, there was some fun. As always. Here are some highlights:

Mr Lakota
“The fact that the legislature has been found to have failed in its duty to hold the executive to account, you madame speaker [and others] lead the legislature in carrying out its responsibility of carrying out its responsibility of monitoring the executive. The court has found that you have failed to lead us in that direction. Please Madame Speaker to allow someone else” – Mosiuoa Lekota
"Honourable Malema, you are out of order" - Baleka Mbete
“I have recognised Honourable Lekota” – Baleka Mbete

 

We will see how many of you actually come back. Asizoxelelwa nini apha, ezi marshals. Hambani masala ndini, [go you thieves],
“We will see how many of you actually come back. Asizoxelelwa nini apha, ezi marshals. Hambani masala ndini, [go you thieves]” Bantu Holomisa
"Madame Speaker, I've had my hand up for a long time" - Madame whose name we couldn't gather
“Madame Speaker, I’ve had my hand up … I don’t know for how long” – Madame with the nice watch

 

"Now I don't understand the obstacles that are being put before us"" - Baleka Mbete
“Now I don’t understand the obstacles that are being put before us” – Baleka Mbete

 

"It is a big deal" - Mmusi Maimane
“It is a big deal … when he called it a fire pool- Mmusi Maimane

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Featured image by Russell Roberts