EFF MP calls DA MP the "k-word"

EFF MP Nazier Paulsen called DA MP Yusuf Cassim the "k-word" in an angry exchange during the debate on the International Relations and Co-operation Department’s budget in Parliament.

Afternoon Drive's Xolani Gwala spoke to EWN reporter Gaye Davis, who was in parliament.

Davis says there is a question as to the sense in which the EFF MP used the "k-word". Was it as the racist apartheid term South Africans know and hate, or was it meant in its Arabic origin, 'kafir' or non-believer?

The House Chair has ordered both parties to investigate the matter and put it before the Parliament Rules Committee. According to the rules, using a k-word in Parliament is unacceptable.

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