ANC's behaviour in WC Sopa scandalous - Zille

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the ANC was wrong to disrupt her Sopa yesterday.

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille exiting the Western Cape Legislature after her State of the Province Address on 20 February 2015. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has described the ANC's behaviour in the legislature as scandalous.

The premier was prevented from delivering her State of the Province Address in the House yesterday.

ANC MPLS disrupted proceedings by raising various points of order.

The party's chief whip was suspended for two days.

Proceedings were eventually suspended and later on she simply tabled her speech.

Zille says they were in the wrong.

"I hope they bear in mind the kind of chaos and disruption that the ANC causes, not in the process of calling the executive to account as they're supposed to do, but in fact by preventing me from accounting to the people of this province."

Meanwhile, the ANC in the Western Cape says it won't apologise for its behaviour in provincial legislature.

The ANC's Songezo Mjongile says the fact that Zille was unable to deliver her speech is a first.

"I think what has happened must be called a tragedy. For the first time in the history of this democratic state a premier has failed to address the legislature purely because they are protecting apartheid privileges."