7 EFF members reportedly injured after removal from Parliament

Stock image: Julius Malema and members of the EFF on Rissik Street.

The forced removal came as an order from National Speaker Baleka Mbete when the EFF members refused to be seated and continued to question when President Jacob Zuma would “pay back the money” for the upgrades to Nkandla.

Outside parliament, Malema reportedly said South Africa was a police state and it was reported that it seemed that pepper spray had been used on the EFF members between the time they were escorted from the chamber to the outside of the Parliament building.

The DA’s Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane reportedly said they believed the proceeding which lead to their departure from Parliament during the address was a violation of the constitution.

Watch EFF members forcefully removed from SONA 2015

Members of the DA and EFF were photographed leaving the Parliament grounds shortly after they left the building.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma continued to read his speech inside Parliament.

Stock image: DA's Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

Stock image: DA’s Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

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