Steenhuisen is the official leader of the opposition, right?

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John Steenhuisen, the interim DA leader and the official leader of the opposition, will this week lay criminal charges against the police officers who prevented him entering Parliament ahead of the budget speech.

It is understood that many other opposition MPs also endured this treatment at the hands of the police. A visibly upset Steenhuisen only entered the National Assembly a few minutes after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had already started his speech.

After the speech, Steenhuisen confronted three senior police officials about the incident, one of whom then prevented a journalist from filming the interaction, claiming that the journalist was not “authorised” to do so.

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