Chaos Erupts at Pan African Parliament With Fistfights and Flying Kicks

Chaos Erupts at Pan African Parliament With Fistfights and Flying Kicks

- The Pan African Parliament sitting was brought to a halt on Monday when chaos erupted as member fought with each other

- The contentious issue of rotation has sparked outrage among some delegates with some of them being violently opposed to power changing hands

- ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina was almost kicked in the face when she tried to break up a fight between a Senegalese politician and a member of the Zimbabwean delegation

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The Pan African Parliament descended into chaos on Monday with Pan African Parliament members physically assaulting each other.

At one point the ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina was nearly kicked in the face as she tried to break up a scuffle according to Jacaranda FM.

Chaos erupts at Pan African Parliament with fistfights and flying kicks
Pemmy Majodina was almost the recipient of a kick to the face when she broke up a scuffle. Photo credit: ANC Parliament, Kota Nomfanelo
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News24 reported that Majodina plans to press charges against the person who almost kicked her, Senegalese politician Djibril War.

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He was fighting with a member of the Zimbabwean delegation.

This is the third time the sitting has been interrupted since Wednesday. The issue which is causing so much anger is the rotation of leaders, which is an attempt to share power amid the five regions.

Malema's threat

Julius Malema made headlines on Friday when he threatened to kill Steve Mikaya, a Member of the Pan African Parliament from Malawi.

The two have made up and the EFF shared a pic of them shaking hands and making amends.

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Rotation

The issue causing so much chaos is that of leadership rotation, which aims to give each of the five regions of the Pan African Parliament a chance to lead.

There are some who oppose the change and their anger resulted in the chaos which erupted on Monday.

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National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise has called for unity and to respect the rotation of the presidency.

“We must remember that the PAP was set up to ensure the full participation of African peoples in the economic development and integration of the continent. We must all live up to it. Our potential will only be harnessed through unity,” Modise said according to SANews.

Earlier, Briefly News reported that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema was heard saying "I will kill you" to a member of the Pan African Parliament. The members are sitting in Midrand today, Thursday, 27 May.

Malema and the aforementioned member of the PAP got into a heated debate where Malema threatened to kill him. The member of PAP was seated in front of Juju and turned around due to the argument.

According to reports, members of the PAP refused to leave the Midrand premises. Although a member had tested positive for Covid-19, the members still demanded that elections of office bearers be held.

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