The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has been angered with the behaviour of some parliamentarians in the National Assembly who he said are abusing him whenever he has been invited to address them.
The present has asked the Speaker of the House Baleka Mbethe to do something about it so that they should stop abusing him.
“Whenever I am invited to address the House, I am abused by the members of your Parliament. Instead of answering questions I sit here being called different names like criminal, a thief”, said Zuma.
The President further told the House that if they don’t want him then they should stop inviting him.
“If you don’t want me here then why do you invite me? I deserve some respect in this house”, said Zuma.
The South African President said this during the quarterly question and answer session which took place on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.
During the session, Zuma came underfire from opposition parties with the EFF and COPE staging a walkout after objecting to be addressed by a “criminal”.
The opposition party leaders called upon the speaker of the house to take a disciplinary action against the president for violating the constitution of the country after he was found guilty of maladminitrations of public funds on his Nkandla home.