WATCH: #SONA2016: Zupta must fall chants EFF

Parliament, 11 January 2016 - EFF MPs were asked to leave Parliament during the State of the Nation Address after they refused to stop chanting, Zupta must fall, Zupta must fall. Video: eNCA
Parliament, 11 February 2016 - EFF MP Godrich Gardee tells President Zuma to sit down, referring to him as Mr Zupta. Video: eNCA
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PARLIAMENT – EFF MPs left Parliament chanting "Zupta must fall, Zupta must fall" during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday night in Parliament.

It all began when EFF MP Godrich Gardee told President Jacob Zuma to sit down so that he could raise a point of order.

“Sit down Mr Zupta,” said Gardee.

 

 

Gardee asked why Zuma hadn’t mentioned the change in finance ministers and the loss of millions in the economy.

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise said the point wasn’t a point of privilege and he sat down.

President Zuma then continued his speech until he was interrupted again.

 

 

 

 

The Speaker Baleka Mbete explained the rules again that no debates or discussions were allowed in a joint sitting.

“Honourable members on those grounds I’m prevailing on all of us to allow the state of the nation address to be delivered,” pleaded Mbete.

 

 

 

Mbete asked EFF leader Julius Malema to leave the chamber.

ANC MP and Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor then asked MPs to respect the rules of the House and allow the State of the Nation Address to continue.

 

 

 

Modise then asked a number of EFF MPs to leave the house.

“You’re out of order, you’re not allowed to ask people to leave for speaking in this house,” said Malema.

 

 

“He (Zuma) has made this country a joke. Zupta must fall, Zupta must fall,” shouted Malema.

Modise then requested that all EFF members leave the house.

They left dancing and chanting, "Zupta must fall."

 

 

Meanwhile, outside Parliament ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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