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
#PublicEnterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has been physically threatened by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters at Parliament in a dramatic few minutes at the start of his budget speech…— Gaye Davis (@Gaye_Davis) July 11, 2019
#PublicEnterprises About a dozen or more EFF members approached Gordhan after being ordered to leave the committee room where he was trying to deliver his speech.— Gaye Davis (@Gaye_Davis) July 11, 2019
Listen to the full interview below:
The video of the proceedings below:
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