Didiza then turned on to Malema‚ who in response to Steenhuisen’s remark referred to the DA chief whip as “you racist young white man” and “a racist young man who was accused of rape”.
“It is never allowed to call another member racist no matter the context. You went further and accuse the member of a crime as heinous as rape without any substantiation‚” said Didiza on Wednesday.
She ruled that Malema’s remarks were derogatory‚ verbally abusive and unsubstantiated.
Instructed to withdraw the remarks‚ Malema reiterated them: “He is a racist young boy; he is a racist young boy sitting amongst many of rapists…”
He was instructed to withdraw from the House‚ and the EFF contingent left with him.
But on its way out‚ two EFF MPs‚ Godrich Gardee and Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi, had what appeared to be a heated confrontation with a DA MP.
Didiza ruled that the trio will be referred to the disciplinary committee.
Didiza also ruled that Tlouamma‚ Paulsen and all the MPs who were involved in a fracas on Tuesday will face a disciplinary process.
Tlouamma had verbally engaged EFF MPs and uttered an expletive. A bottle of water was thrown at him from the EFF benches in response and a fight broke out. Didiza said the disciplinary committee will consider the merits of each case.