- EFF leader Julius Malema has taken African leaders to task on a variety of issues during his address at the Pan-African Parliament
- African countries attending the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and lack of female representation in the body were some of the things which upset Malema
- Thandi Modise and Thoko Didiza also received praise for challenging the status quo during their speeches
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader and newly inducted Pan-African Parliament (PAP) member Julius Malema has taken African leaders to task on a variety of issues. A fiery Malema delivered one of his trademark rants during his PAP speech earlier on Wednesday.
Malema was unhappy about African countries attending the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem and by a lack of female representation at the Pan-African Parliament.
The EFF leader showed his usual fervour when he addressed the assembly and gave African leaders a glimpse into his legendary Parliamentary performances.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema wasted little time before causing drama and using one of his favourite lines while in Parliament. Malema tried to raise a point of order before an unfortunate member tried to speak over him.
The EFF leader wanted to ensure that the matter which was currently being discussed would be completed before the PAP moved onto new business.
Malema outlined what he expected from the body and what he considered would be a waste of time. He said the body needed to concentrate less on administrative issues and more on issues which affect the lives of the people in Africa.
Malema is one of five South African MPs who represent South Africa at the PAP. Two of his fellow South Africans, Thandi Modise and Thoko Didiza, were praised on social media for challenging the status quo during their respective speeches.
Modise also rose on a point of order and said as a new member of PAP she was yet to receive a full report on the day’s business.
Other members tried to speak over Modise, but she refused to back down and said she had the right to be respected. Modise alleged that certain points of the agenda were being removed.
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