"This Is Unacceptable": South Africans React to the Pan African Parliamentary Chaos

"This Is Unacceptable": South Africans React to the Pan African Parliamentary Chaos

- South Africans were not impressed with the violence that erupted at the latest sitting of the Pan African Parliament

- Members were at each other's throats as the parliament prepared elections to rotate the leadership of the organisation

- Some members are violently opposed to the process and South Africans shared their reactions to chaos that erupted on Monday

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Chaos erupted in the Pan African Parliament on Monday and South Africans were not impressed. Not only is the event costing South Africans a lot of taxpayers money, but it is an embarrassment on the international stage.

Pan African Parliamentary members fought each other with some exchanging physical blows. The rotation of leadership has become a contentious issue.

"This Is Unacceptable": South Africans React to the Pan African Parliamentary Chaos
South Africans were not impressed with the behaviour of the Pan African Parliament members on Monday. Photo credit: @Ruraltarain, @JnrCarrl
Source: Twitter

ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina almost took a boot to the face when the Senegalese politician Djibril War allegedly tried to kick a Zimbabwean delegate.

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Reactions

South Africans took to Twitter to share their reactions to the chaos taking place:

@alhak1087:

"How can we handle gender-based violence if a male MP (representative) is trying to kick a female MP at the Pan African Parliament...the male MP is from Senegal...it is disgusting."

@neozaneozaMda:

"This absolutely disgusting behaviour! These power-hungry Africans always embarrassing us here! #Stage2 #Election2021PAN #PanAfricanParliament."

@Ruraltarain:

"Unity in Africa is an illusion, people claim not to feel safe in South Africa but we have their populations here, we are Harbouring them !"

@ClaysonMonyela:

"But why would any region of the African Union disagree with the principle of rotation for leadership positions in the PAP? Man shrugging #PanAfricanParliament."

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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.

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

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

Earlier, Briefly News reported that 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.

In other news, 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.

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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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