Maimane, Malema Join Forces As DA & EFF Walk Out Of Parliament In Protest Over Zuma

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The Democratic Alliance and The Economic Freedom Fighters led by and in solidarity with their leaders have staged a walked out Parliament in protest, after the ANC voted against a motion to have President Jacob Zuma impeached.

File Photo: EFF Leader Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane share a lighter moment in parliament
File Photo: EFF Leader Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane share a lighter moment in parliament

After the motion to have Zuma impeached for serious violations of the constitution of The Republic of South Africa was fowarded by the DA leader, Maimane, and supported by the Economic Freedom fighters, and a few other opposition parties, a debate ensued and ended with the matter going to ballot.

ANC legislators overwhelmingly voted to keep Zuma as President. After house failed to adopt the motion, Maimane rose dejectedly and pointed out to the Deputy Speaker that the ANC MPs were breaking the law, again.

He said this in reference to the debates over Nkandla, where MPs had again voted to protect Zuma, leading to the matter being tabled before the Constitutional Court, which ruled that the August house had violated the constitution.

Julius Malema also rose in solidarity and accused the ANC MPs of voting against South Africa, and voting against the law, again.

Mmusi Maimane then walked out of parliament, with DA MPs also walking out in solidarity with him. Malema, and the EFF followed suit, as the ANC MPs heckled them.