Scuffles have broken out in South Africa’s parliament between the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and other opposition parties after lawmakers exchanged slurs during a question and answer session with the president.
MP Agang Andries Tlouamma started the exchange of words when he insulted a member of the EFF using an expletive.
Prior to the open fist fight the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen, called EFF members “VBS looters” referring to alleged theft of money from the VBS bank.
EFF MPs reacted by calling him a “white racist”. A brawl then ensued.
Videos of the exchange of words and the brawl have been shared on Twitter: