Floyd Shivambu gives Cyril Ramaphosa the finger

2014-09-17 16:28

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and his chief whip, Floyd Shivambu, were booted from the National Assembly today after accusing Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of “murdering” 34 Marikana mine workers.

Ramaphosa was answering questions in the National Assembly when Malema stood up and stated: “Your hands have got blood ... of people who died in Marikana.”

Speaker Baleka Mbete demanded that Malema withdraw the statement, because it was unparliamentary.

Malema refused, prompting Mbete to order him to leave the house.

Shivambu was ordered out after he repeated Malema’s sentiments.

Shivambu was accused of lifting his middle finger to Ramaphosa before leaving the house, but Mbete said she would deal with it later.

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been appointed to probe the deaths of 44 people during a violent strike at Lonmin’s platinum mining operations at Marikana, near Rustenburg, North West, in August 2012.


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