Massive brawl in South African parliament

  • 10/02/2017

South African MPs of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party have brawled with parliamentary orderlies as they were ejected from the chamber for interrupting President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation speech.

Scuffling spilled over into the precincts of the building, Reuters reporters saw on Thursday, as the MPs, clad in their trademark red overalls, continued to push the orderlies ejecting them on the Speaker's orders.

Police fired stun grenades outside to disperse supporters of rival EFF and the ruling African National Congress party.

The main opposition party walked out of parliament, led by official opposition leader Mmusi Maimane.