The EFF was formed two years ago and contested their first general election in May, coming in third place with 25 seats in the 400-seat parliament. The party promised to shake up the staid state of South African politics, and they certainly accomplished that yesterday. Members of the the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, also left the chamber in protest at the EFF’s expulsion.

As Malema repeated to the speaker several times before being ordered to leave: “I’m not here on your invitation, I’m elected to be here.”

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