WATCH: National Assembly debates racism


Members of Parliament debated racism at the National Assembly in Parliament.

PARLIAMENT - The National Assembly on Tuesday held a special debate on racism, following President Jacob Zuma&39;s call for the country to work together to eradicate racism during his State of the Nation Address.

Racial tensions broke out at the University of the Free State recently at a rugby match in a racially motivated incident and January former estate agent Penny Sparrow made headlines after calling black African beachgoers monkeys.

Watch a video timeline on racism in the gallery below.