SONA: Parliament apologises to South Africans for the conduct of 'certain members'

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Parliament's presiding officers have apologised to South Africans for the conduct of "a few of its members" on a night when the EFF again disrupted the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Before President Cyril Ramaphosa could get a word in, several EFF MPs, including leader Julius Malema, raised points of order – first insisting that former deputy president and the last apartheid-era president FW de Klerk leave the public gallery, and then insisting that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan be fired. National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise asked them on several occasions to stop raising the same points of order and not to stand up and speak without being recognised.

She also asked EFF MP Primrose Sonti to leave the chamber, but Sonti did not do so.

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