#SONA2020: South Africans react to the chaotic SONA 2020

EFF leader Julius Malema

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to the disruption caused by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

Before the President has even got a chance to speak, EFF Leader Julius Malema and his colleagues have argued with the speaker that former President FW de Klerk should be removed from Parliament.

Ndlozi addressed Mamabolo, who was wearing a black and white tuxedo and said: "Honourable member this is not our ideal wedding, on what rule are you rising?"

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"It is an insult to those who died and were tortured during apartheid under instructions of De Klerk". We please request that De Klerk leave this house because he doesn't belong in this house.

The EFF demanded F.W. De Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, who shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela for their efforts to end white rule, be ejected from parliament accusing him of being "unrepentant".

Modise ruled against Malema's submission, saying the special sitting of the two houses of parliament had been called to give President Ramaphosa the opportunity to address the nation.

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Numerous EFF MPs raised points of order, including that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan be fired, and would not obey Modise's rulings, prompting her to temporarily suspend proceedings.

But speaking to journalists outside the National Assembly, Malema says its impossible to have a normal state of the nation address considering the current state of affairs in South Africa. However, EFF MPs dressed in red overalls and berets remained outside parliament as other MPs went back to the house to listen to the president.

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