EFF MPL kicked out over 'boer' comment

2014-07-02 09:20
(Werner Beukes, Sapa)

(Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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East London - Economic Freedom Fighters leader Themba Wele was kicked out of the Bhisho legislature for calling white people boers, the Sowetan reported on Wednesday.

Legislature speaker Noxolo Kiviet kicked Wele out of the House on Tuesday for referring to white people in his speech as "AmaBhulu" (boers).

Wele was making his party's presentation during the debate on Eastern Cape 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.

Meanwhile, police were called in to remove EFF MPLs from the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday, because they were not dressed in appropriate attire.

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