24 July 2015
By Babalo Ndenze
Johannesburg – Parliamentarians traded insults during Wednesday’s heated debate on land reform, resulting in two MPs being booted out of the National Assembly for calling each other “thieves”.
It was a case of second time around for the Economic Freedom Fighters – MP Andile Mngxitama, was ejected from the House for refusing to withdraw a statement considered unparliamentary.
It was also the second time tensions flared between Mngxitama and Freedom Front Plus MP Pieter Groenewald on the land issue. The pair had come close to exchanging blows when debating the land issue last month, with Mngxitama calling Groenewald a land “thief”.
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