Steen­huisen, Juju told to leave House

The Mercury - - METRO - African News Agency (ANA)

EFF leader Julius Malema (Juju) and DA chief whip John Steen­huisen were or­dered out of the Na­tional Assem­bly on Wed­nes­day af­ter both re­fused to with­draw in­sults they hurled at each other on Tues­day.

House chair­woman Thoko Didiza told Steen­huisen to re­tract the words “VBS bank loot­ers” which he di­rected at Malema and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu, in ref­er­ence to al­le­ga­tions that they had shared in the spoils of the scam that robbed the bank of nearly R2 bil­lion.

Stein­huisen re­fused, say­ing her rul­ing was in­con­sis­tent with pre­vi­ous rul­ings by other pre­sid­ing of­fi­cers. Didiza told him to leave the cham­ber, then pro­ceeded to rule that Malema had bro­ken the rules with a racist slur by call­ing Steen­huisen a “white boy”. She also ruled out of or­der his re­mark that Steen­huisen was ac­cused of rape.

Malema re­sponded by re­it­er­at­ing his first re­mark and was told to leave. |

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.