Thursday, September 10, 2015

Grace Boroto

"Ms Boroto then ordered the EFF leader to leave the debating chamber. But Mr Malema stood his ground, after which the National Assembly chairwoman summoned Parliament’s new security recruits to remove him. Sixteen parliamentary security personnel stormed into the chamber and escorted Mr Malema out. The staff nearly came to blows with EFF MPs, who also left the House, clapping and cheering." One should be able to say anything in Parliament with absolute immunity. Where else could one speak one's mind without repercussions in SA. With all the other laws in South Africa controlling anything from hate speech to having to print lies on cigarette packets, one would hope that in the sacred halls of the legislature one could call a spade a spade if that is the way you see it - even if it is a shovel. Sorry, you fell from grace today - you should have let him say his say and then shut up, if he kept on talking, well... - then you may want to remove him for rowdy or other behaviour = but not to order him to retract what he was saying - even if somewhat misguided.

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