After a delayed opening, South Africa’s parliament kicked into high gear with a full day of debate on the 2018 State of the Nation Address.
At the opening of South Africa’s parliament, a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters party claimed that two ceremonial guards stationed at the doors “don’t belong” in the house and that no one with a criminal record may hold public office in the country. We scrutinised Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s claims.
Factsheet: FACTSHEET: Is it legal for ‘security forces’ to be deployed in South Africa’s parliament?
The eviction of Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) MPs from this week’s State of the Nation Address raised a number of questions surrounding the use of security forces within the South African National Assembly and Parliament, and under which conditions such force is warranted.