More drama at Zille's SOPA reply

During Premier Helen Zille’s State of the Province Address last week, the ANC staged a walkout midway through her speech.

FILE: Western Cape Premier Helen Zille delivers her last State of the Province Address in the legislature on 15 February 2019. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) caucus leader of the Western Cape Legislature was on Thursday chased out of a sitting.

Premier Helen Zille was replying to the debate on her State of the Province Address (Sopa), which was delivered last week.

ANC caucus leader Khaya Magaxa was told to leave the chamber by the Speaker, and his caucus walked out voluntarily. This happened after continuous heckling and disruptions by the ANC.

During Zille’s Sopa last week, the ANC staged a walkout midway through her speech.

On Thursday, the party again missed most of Zille’s address.

Fernandez ejected Magaxa after several warnings against disruptive behaviour.

Magaxa said they were doing their jobs as opposition MPLs.

“We were doing our normal responsibilities and heckled as normal, and the Speaker happened to be very harsh towards us.”

Zille continued with her reply to a few members of the public, the Democratic Alliance caucus and the sole Economic Freedom Fighters MPL.

WATCH: Disruptions and protests as Zille delivers her final Sopa

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

This story has been edited to correct factual errors.