President Ramaphosa addresses racism after fists fly in Parliament

President Ramaphosa addresses racism after fists fly in Parliament

- President Ramaphosa spoke out about racism after members of the DA, EFF, and AGANG got into heated arguments in Parliament

- The argument almost got physical and members of the EFF and AGANG were removed

- The President says South Africans must not revert to the racism of the past

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President Ramaphosa called on South Africans to not see colour after a meeting of Parliament resulted in a chaotic mess.

The Q&A of the president was the last of the year but quickly got out of hand as members of opposition parties started arguing.

The president told the Parliament that the country can't return to the racism of the past, according to a report by EWN.

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President Ramaphosa says SA's commitment to a democracy that is non-racial sets the country apart.

This comes after members of the EFF, DA and AGANG nearly came to blows.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that house chair Thoko Didiza found it difficult to keep order in the building as the EFF and the DA kept acting unruly.

The building reverberated with the "Pay back the money" chants that were aimed at the EFF. They decided to hit back at the DA, chanting 'Racists'.

A member of the EFF and a member of AGANG was eventually removed from the building after the AGANG member, Andries Tlouamma, was very upset that Malema said 'We cannot let whites speak'.

The President was clearly not impressed by the behaviour of the opposition parties.

There should never be a time or an opportunity where we see each other as black, white and so forth and insult one another. There should never be times like that. We are South Africans, and this is what defines us.

Didiza will be meeting with the relevant chief whips on Wednesday, 7 November, and will rule later on the many rules broken in the chamber during the incident.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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