ANC stages walkout during Zille's final State of the Province address

ANC stages walkout during Zille's final State of the Province address

- ANC members interrupted Western Cape Helen Zille's speech and then staged a mini-protest

- An ANC member accused Zille of lying to the chamber

- Two ANC members then harassed Zille's husband, Johann Maree

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The ANC staged a walkout during Western Cape premmier Helen Zille's State of the Province Address.

This was Zille's final address as premier.

The issue was triggered after an ANC MP raised a point of order, and then party members accosted Zille's husband.

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During Zille's speech, Khaya Magaxa, the ANC's senior member in the provincial legislature, accused the premier of distorting reality. Magaxa said the ANC would deliver the real state of the province outside the venue.

Then ANC then reportedly left the room, singing anti-DA slogans. The speaker suspended the session while the walkout took place, according to The Citizen.

It was at this point that two ANC members harassed Zille's husband, who was seated in the back benches. In response, a DA member stood up and called the ANC members' behaviour "thuggish".

This member insisted that disciplinary actions should be taken against the ANC and said they would put forward a motion to sanction them.

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The speaker said said that videos of the incident would be examined in order to make a judgement on the matter. 

Once the commotion had died down, Zille finished her address.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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