WATCH | 'The EFF touches the untouchable': Malema defends walk-out

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- news24.com | 2 months ago

The EFF has defended its decision to disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address, saying its actions were "democratic".

"This is a democratic Parliament. We cannot sit in a democratic Parliament with an apartheid apologist who does not accept that apartheid was dangerous and a crime against humanity," said EFF leader Julius Malema on the steps of the National Assembly building after he and his party members staged a walk-out ahead of Ramaphosa's speech.

Moments before Ramaphosa was due to deliver his speech at around 19:00, Malema rose on a point of order and asked National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise to eject former apartheid-era president FW de Klerk.

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