South Africa’s parliament descended into chaos as MPs were forcibly removed after heckling President Jacob Zuma over corruption allegations.
The unprecedented sign of discontent at his administration came as the leader delivered his first annual State of the Nation speech since his re-election last May.
It had been billed as a chance to highlight the achievements of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its plans for the year ahead.
But firebrand former ANC youth leader Julius Malema led the hostile reception from the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), who began challenging Mr Zuma about the claims.
Interrupting his speech, the MPs demanded to ask the president about when he would repay part of a £15m state-funded security upgrade of his rural home.
Speaker Baleka Mbete warned several EFF mmbers to sit down before ordering they be removed by security officers, prompting a brief brawl in which several people were injured… see more