The video says it all. Violence is a means of resolving conflict in South Africa, whether it's to quell a strike in Marikana, voice concerns in Malamulele, or cope with personal issues. Now violence has entered Parliament, during its most august event, the State of the Nation Address. Watch the painful footage of the forceful removal of the EFF. Video by RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
Removal of EFF from SONA 2015. (Video by Ranjeni Munusamy)
Main photo: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema speaks to journalists on the steps of the National Assembly during the state of the nation address by President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town, Thursday, 12 February 2015. Malema claimed at least seven MPs were injured during clashes with security officers inside and outside the National Assembly. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA
"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason." ~ Thomas Paine