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South Africa's opposition EFF party ejected from parliament for trying to prevent Zuma speech

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South Africa's opposition EFF party ejected from parliament. Photo: EFF

South Africa's parliamentary protection services forcibly removed members of the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party from the chamber on Tuesday as they attempted to prevent an address by President Jacob Zuma.

The EFF argued that Zuma was not fit to address the house after recent court decisions against the president.

"We are going to put our lives in defence of this constitution. Zuma will never find peace in this parliament... We cannot be led by a man who failed to uphold, defend and protect the constitution," EFF leader Julius Malema told reporters after he was ejected from the assembly.

 

(Reporting by Wendel Roelf; Writing by Mfuneko Toyana; Editing by James Macharia)

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