Malema ordered out of Parly for ‘blood’ statement

By admin
17 September 2014

Julius Malema was ordered out of Parliament on Wednesday after he accused Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of "having blood on his hands" over Marikana.

The drama occurred during questions to the deputy president.

Malema objected to the wording in his question referring to the tragedy at Lonmin's mine at Marikana rather than his work "massacre".

Malema battled to make his points as the Speaker Baleka Mbete ordered him to withdraw the blood remark.

He is quoted as saying: “We can't take responsibility for the things we don't know. Your hands are full of blood.

“Why is the deputy president not accepting responsibility for the deaths of 34 mineworkers who died?” he asked.

When he and his whip Floyd Shivambu refused to withdraw the remark, Mbete ordered them both out of the house.