President Cyril Ramaphosa's question and answer session in the National Assembly on Tuesday was overshadowed by a physical altercation involving some Members of Parliament (MPs).
The DA and the EFF began hurling insults at each other across the House, before a physical altercation broke out between EFF and Agang MPs, reports EWN's Gaye Davis.
DA's chief whip John Steenhuisen referred to EFF MPs as "VBS looters" and EFF leader Julius Malema in turn called Steenhuisen a "white boy".
The Parliamentary sitting was suspended for five minutes in an effort to restore order.
Agang's Andries Tlouamma and EFF's Nazier Paulsen were asked to leave.
Everything just went pear-shaped in the House.— Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
Insults were being traded between the DA and EFF.— Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
We had DA MPs chanting 'Pay back the money" at EFF MPs.— Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
Agang's Andries Tlouamma got pounced on by EFF MPs. There was an actual fist fight in the House this afternoon.— Gaye Davis, Parliamentary correspondent for EWN
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