Mass brawl erupts in South African parliament as MPs fight over Jacob Zuma speech

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A fistfight broke out in South Africa’s parliament as MPs began brawling to stop the country’s president from speaking.

People watched politicians throw punches at guards in the parliament chamber as the raucous scenes were broadcast on national television on Thursday afternoon. Members of the far-left opposition party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, interrupted president Jacob Zuma calling him a “scoundrel” and “rotten to the core” in reference to corruption allegations.

The politicians, dressed in red, began fighting with security guards who tried to force them to leave the chamber.

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