MPs speak out against xenophobic attacks - As it happened

2015-04-16 14:04

Get the latest as President Jacob Zuma answers questions from MPs in the National Assembly.


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16 Apr 17:04
This is end of updates. News24 will have a wrap of the Parliamentary session later on Thursday evening.

16 Apr 17:01
The EFF makes its feelings clear on the session. And suddenly Mbete disappears from the speaker's chair and is replaced by Thoko Didiza.

16 Apr 17:00
Mbete simply says the necessary attention will be paid to the matter [of protesting students allegedly being harassed by police]. Bit of a vague response.

16 Apr 16:59
End of question and answer session. But Floyd Shivambu has a question he wants to raise. Students being harassed by police outside Parliament building.

16 Apr 16:55
Zuma now answering a question about the US-Africa young leaders summit.

16 Apr 16:46
Steenhuisen accuses the EFF of double standards, saying Malema too needs to "pay back the money".

16 Apr 16:44
Mbete ignores the DA's further pleas to have pardons' question answered. Moves onto next MP. But now Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has a point of order.

16 Apr 16:42
Mbete defends Zuma, says an answer was given to the question on pardons.

16 Apr 16:42
Zuma answers question on how pardons are doled out. Steenhuisen has a point of order, says Zuma was too vague.

16 Apr 16:40
EFF MP wants to know from Zuma when will APLA members languishing in jail be released.

16 Apr 16:37
The session has taken a real turn for the sedate.

16 Apr 16:26
Zuma: "On Khoi and San - we have begun to address the issue, moving on a bill that will bring them into the houses."

16 Apr 16:18
MP asks about progress on traditional affairs bill.

16 Apr 16:15
Gigaba: We will spend R118m on new inspectors, who will pounce on those working illegally.

16 Apr 16:15
Malema has allowed us to peek into his heart, says Gigaba. He warns that government will not cease to act against lawlessness. A warning for the EFF?

16 Apr 16:14
Reintegration process of those displaced has already begun, Gigaba says.

16 Apr 16:13
The peace march should emphasise the unity of South Africans - Gigaba

16 Apr 16:11
Gigaba warns of retaliations on South Africans in other countries after xenophobic violence.

16 Apr 16:08
Immigrants are welcome in South Africa - Gigaba

16 Apr 16:07
African immigrants have made South Africa a vital part of the content. I am more an African than ever before thanks to them - Gigaba

16 Apr 16:06

16 Apr 16:05
 Gigaba: Today is not a day for cheap political scoring.

16 Apr 16:04
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba now on the podium.

16 Apr 16:00
PAC's brand new MP L Mbinda reiterates the PAC's call for a united Africa.

16 Apr 15:59

16 Apr 15:56
AIC: illegal immigrants must be sent back. Refugees must go to refugee camps until situation improves in their home nations.

16 Apr 15:52
 Meshoe: Some members in this house must first deal with their anger.

16 Apr 15:50
"We are deeply embarrassed and ashamed of what has happened," says ACDP's Kenneth Meshoe.

16 Apr 15:49
Holomisa:an audit of foreigners in our country, to expose those in our country for wrong reasons, like drugs and corrupt activity.

16 Apr 15:46
Now it's the turn of Cope's Mosiua Lekota.

16 Apr 15:45
Why did this happen in KZN, why did it start there? - FF Plus. There's a quote, King Zwelithini told foreigners to pack their bags and go.

16 Apr 15:43
Now for the FF Plus's Corne Mulder - no place in SA for these types of acts, seems like there is an evil spirit running around at the moment.

16 Apr 15:41
The African agenda has taken a back seat. The violence we see today can be best described as reckless, inhumane and barbaric - Hlolomisa

16 Apr 15:40
Now the UDM's Bantu Holomisa. A country with poverty and unemployment blended with leadership who want to fill their pockets breeds all social evils, he says.

16 Apr 15:37

16 Apr 15:37
Buthelezi closes off by saying : Sorry I can't talk about my king. Because he's used like a football by people.

16 Apr 15:36
"How can we face Kenneth Kaunda again? How can SA peace keeping forces in Africa have any credibility?" - Buthelezi

16 Apr 15:35
Buthelezi: our country is burning.

16 Apr 15:35
Buthelezi now up. He says he's qualified to talk about this issue. "I was minister of home affairs. I am close to this issue."

16 Apr 15:30
Malema: Body language teaches more than prepared speech. When you were defending spending in Nkandla, you body language was very strong.

16 Apr 15:29
How can you rule the country when you can't even rule your own family, Malema asks Zuma. 

16 Apr 15:28
You have lost control of the country - Malema to Zuma

16 Apr 15:27
When you disagreed with people in Marikana, you killed them, Malema tells Zuma and his ANC government.

16 Apr 15:26
Maimane done. Now Malema's turn. He thanks speaker and president.

16 Apr 15:24
Th real enemy in our country is a culture of corruption - Maimane

16 Apr 15:24
Maimane calls for youth to be better educated as "hopelessness"among many are driving the attacks on foreigners.

16 Apr 15:22
Maimane calls out King Zwelethini's statements which he says incited violence.

16 Apr 15:21
There can be no justification for inflicting pain and suffering on others - Maimane

16 Apr 15:21
We cannot stand by as fellow human beings are tortured and murdered.- Maimane

16 Apr 15:19
My heart goes out to those foreign nationals - Maimane

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