Brawls have broken out inside South Africa’s parliament after opposition MPs were thrown out of the chamber during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address.
Zuma was repeatedly stopped from speaking by opposition members, notably those from the radical Economic Freedom Fighters Party and its firebrand leader Julius Malema.
Addressing Zuma, Malema said: “Sitting in front of us here is a man who is incorrigible, an incorrigible man. Rotten to the core. And that has been found by the constitutional Court.”
Eventually ordered to leave by the speaker, there were violent scenes as security teams moved in to eject the EFF’s red clad members.