EFF MPL kicked out for calling whites ‘boers’

2014-07-02 08:21

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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Themba Wele of the Bhisho legislature has been kicked out of the House for calling white people boers.

Legislature speaker Noxolo Kiviet kicked Wele out of the House yesterday for referring to white people in his speech as “AmaBhulu” (boers), the Sowetan reported today.

Wele was making his party’s presentation during the debate on Premier Phumulo Masualle’s state-of-the-province address.

“You have not mentioned plans to expropriate land for agricultural projects because niyawoyika amabhulu okany nilala nawo ngengubo enye [you are scared of boers or maybe you share the same blanket with them],” Wele reportedly said.

ANC MPL Mxolisi Dimaza raised a point of order, saying the use of the word boer was unparliamentary and that Wele should retract the statement.

Wele refused and was asked to leave the House.

This was the second time in less than a week that he had been thrown out of the legislature, according to the report.

On Friday, Wele and his EFF counterpart Siyabulela Peter were kicked out for wearing red overalls and hard hats.

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