Party leader Julius Malema and members of his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) clash with Parliamentary security as they are evicted from the chamber in Cape Town, May 17, 2016.
Within minutes of proceedings getting underway‚ all decorum was thrown out of the window as the EFF went to war with speaker Baleka Mbete.
The EFF was adamant that Zuma‚ whom they describe as an “illegitimate president”‚ should not be allowed to address the chamber. Zuma smiled at the spectacle.
“We are asking you not to allow the president to speak here‚” said EFF leader Julius Malema‚ who insisted the president needed to be “rehabilitated”.
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The MPs and protection officers exchanged blows as the officers tried to remove the politicians from their opposition benches.
Speaking from outside the National Assembly after his ejection, Malema said Zuma would never find "peace" during his tenure.
Malema said Zuma's administration wanted to ignore the Constitutional Court just as it had ignored the public protector.
The ANC has called for the criminal prosecution of EFF MPs, who damaged parliamentary property as they were being forcibly removed from the National Assembly.
A glass entrance door to parliament was shattered, furniture damaged and clothes torn as EFF MPs fought back against security staff in white shirts.