Social media abuzz after scuffle in Parliament

17 May 2016 - 18:52 By Julia Madibogo

Once again parliament was reduced to chaos on Tuesday afternoon when opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters MPs refused to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma.Zuma was scheduled for a question and answer session when EFF MP's disrupted proceedings saying they would not be addressed by him.In attempts to get the EFF to settle down‚ National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete resorted to calling in parliament security to remove the “unruly” MPs from the house.As handbags‚ water bottles and fists flew in Parliament‚ with EFF MPs and parliamentary protection officers exchanging blows‚ people were quick to react on social media under the #ZumaQandA and #EFFMPs hashtags.Sure Kamhunga ‏@SureKamhunga said: "Parliament protection services being called to escort EFF MPs out. Violence breaks out ... Jeepers.""Pretty sure Baleka Mbethe sees a therapist before and after parliament because of EFF #ZumaQandA" added Karabo Makgogo @ Kay_Angel#RememberMarikana @Mthetheleli15 said: "EFF MPs deserve whats coming to them‚ stopping #Parly proceedings is criminal. #ZumaQandA.""ANC gets shocked when people resort to violance if not listened to‚ yet they violently harass EFF MPs in parliamant/ National Assembly/." said Azania Afrika @SAYougLion.#ConceptSixty5 @Sentletse said: "I must organise nunchankus for EFF MPs for self-defence purposes against parliamentary thugs that keep assaulting them to defend a criminal."Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh @SizweMW added. "Zuma BREAKS Constitution and neither ANC nor #NationalAssembly do anything. But EFF MPs get assaulted weekly for calling it out? #ZumaQandA.’' Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh @SizweMW added.Micheal Cardo @Michael Cardo said: "Don't know what's more depressing: this repeated spectacle of the EFF being thrown out‚ or the way ANC MPs clap after the deed is done."

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