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Fistfight in South African parliament as guards eject lawmakers

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The brawl erupts during the State of the Nation Address of South African President Jacob Zuma

Security officials force out South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members during South African President's speech for the 2017's State Of the Nation Address(SONA), on February 9, 2017, in Cape Town. A violent brawl broke out in South Africa's parliament on February 9, 2017 as guards exchanged punches with opposition lawmakers who had shouted down President Jacob Zuma as he tried to deliver his state of the nation address. In chaotic scenes, about 30 guards dressed in white shirts forcibly ejected about 25 members from the radical leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party who had prevented the president from speaking for about an hour. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SUMAYA HISHAM

Brawl erupts in South Africa parliament as opposition party ejected

May 17, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters EFF party members fight to remain in the parliament chamber after refusing to let President Jacob Zuma speak

JACOB ZUMA. A file photograph dated August 6, 2015 shows South African president Jacob Zuma reacting while answering questions from opposition parties in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA