Agang SA MP, Andries Tlouamma and EFF’s Mogamad Nazier Paulsen have been involved in a scuffle during a seating in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The Question and Answer session of President Cyril Ramaphosa was temporarily interrupted and parliamentary Protection Services had to be summoned.
As Economic Freedom Fighters Chief Whip, Floyd Shivambu was about to raise a question, Agang’s Andries Tlouamma rose on a point of order. Addressing Chair Thoko Didiza, Tloumma says “We can’t have people saying whites can’t speak in this House….don’t point at me…never never, f**k-off!”
As he rose on his point of order, he seems to be pointing at someone on the EFF bench. EFF member, Mogamad Nazier Paulsen is then seen rushing towards Tloumma and the two are seen grabbing each other by the necks in a scuffle.
During the scuffle, one could hear a voice in background saying, “No no no, they can’t intimidate us. We have a democratic right to be here.
Tensions quickly escalated in the National Assembly during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s question-and-answer session.
Two tussles broke out on Thursday between EFF MPs and other opposition political parties in Parliament.
DA and EFF members initially clashed when DA MPs referred to the EFF as “VBS looters”.
The EFF responded with jibes, calling the DA “racists”.
A second dust-up happened when Agang’s Andries Tlouama stood up and said white people should be allowed to speak.
Tlouama and EFF’s Nazier Paulsen threw punches at each other before being held back by fellow MP’s.
The House is suspended for five minutes after the physical fight broke out.
There were some reports of a bottle being thrown.
Tlouama and Paulsen were forced to leave the National assembly.
A scuffle broke out in parliament on Tuesday between members of the EFF and members of the DA.
The fracas, during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s question and answer session, started when DA chief whip John Steenhuisen criticised the EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi for stating “some rule” as his point of order.
When EFF leader Julius Malema tried to intervene, Steenhuisen referred to the red berets as “VBS looters”.
“You are not going to call me a VBS looter, you racist young white man,” Malema responded. He even claimed Steenhuisen had been accused of rape.
“Pay back the money” and “racist” then reverberated around the National Assembly as the opposing parties traded chants.
The session then became even more chaotic as the DA and EFF MPs left their seats and began pushing each other.
It ended with Malema telling Parliament that they’re “not going to be intimidated by whites here”.