Pravin Gordhan physically threatened by EFF in Parliament

Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters were ejected from Parliament on Thursday afternoon following a scuffle with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Gordhan, who was due to deliver his budget proposals for his department, was physically threatened in a dramatic few minutes at the start of his budget speech.

EWN reporter Gaye Davis was in Parliament.

They were ordered to leave the venue after repeatedly standing and objecting to him speaking...

Gaye Davis, Political reporter - EWN

(They were) saying they couldn't listen to him because he's a constitutional delinquent, because he's showing disrespect to a Chapter Nine institution, that being the Public Protector.

Gaye Davis, Political reporter - EWN

Listen to the full interview below:

The video of the proceedings below:


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