MPs trivialise GBV in 'scandalous' exchanges, activists charge

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Gender-based violence (GBV) activists were enraged by the display of dirty politics at the State of the Nation address (Sona) debate on Tuesday and expressed their concern about how policymakers tended to end the dialogue after using it to score political points off each other.

ANC MP Boy Mamabolo questioned Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on whether he had abused his wife behind closed doors. Malema initially refused to answer and carried on reading his prepared speech, despite the standing question.

At the insistence of several other MPs, mainly from the ANC, Malema responded: “Your president abused his [ex] wife.

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