Undercover cops forcibly removed MPs from Parly during SONA - reports

Sunday Times has reported that police were disguised as Parliament security during the State of the Nation Address (Sona) and removed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Members of Parliament (MPs) out of the chamber.

Last year, the Constitutional Court ruled that it is unconstitutional for police to remove MPs from Parliament during a sitting.

EFF MPs were forcibly taken out of the National Assembly after disruptions.

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