MALEMA – “I’ll kill you outside. Outside this meeting, I will kill you.” These words, clearly audible in video posted on the Pan-African Parliament’s YouTube channel, were said by EFF leader Julius Malema during a heated exchange on Thursday. The comment was seemingly aimed at another MP, by a visibly angry Malema. According to News24, the MP was from the Mali delegation. His comments before or in response to the exchange cannot be heard. It is unclear exactly what triggered Malema’s comments, or if any words were exchanged beforehand, but it came after Charumbira said that the session had to be adjourned because of a positive Covid-19 result.
It is unclear exactly what triggered Malema’s comments, or if any words were exchanged beforehand, but it came after Charumbira said that the session had to be adjourned because of a positive Covid-19 result.
The meeting was ultimately adjourned, and will now reconvene on 31 May 2021.
27 May 2021 – A session of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) devolved into chaos on Thursday, with Julius Malema seen threatening a fellow member of the parliament. The Pan-African Parliament session was postponed as staff member tested positive for Covid-19. The postponement delayed the election of the PAP’s new bureau.
27 May 2021 – Tensions were high in the Pan-African Parliament ahead of the upcoming leadership elections. Members of parliament are expected to vote in a new bureau which consists of one president and 4 vice-presidents who will represent all five regions on the continent. Yesterday’s sessions saw heated debates over the process of electing the bureau. The current Acting President, Chief Fortune Charumbira from Zimbabwe is going up against Mali’s Haidara Cisse and Albino Aboug from South Sudan.