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S.African parliament session descends into chaos

The official opposition in South Africa walked out of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address to parliament Thursday after security forces evicted a group of radical lawmakers.

“You can’t send police into parliament,” Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said as he led his party out after the eviction of the smaller Economic Freedom Fighters party.

Security forces were on Thursday called to eject radical lawmakers who interrupted South African President Jacob Zuma’s annual state of the nation address to parliament.

The members of the Economic Freedom fighters led by populist firebrand Julius Malema had caused uproar as they demanded that Zuma repay millions of taxpayers money spent on his private residence.


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