There was drama in the Western Cape Legislature when outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was giving her final State of the Province address (SOPA).
Zille was heckled by members of the opposition during the first 30 minutes of her speech.
As the ANC hurled insults, a clearly aggravated Zille said: “Speaker, I am no longer going to engage with the opposition they are ignorant and should correct themselves.”
“We have heard enough of this we cannot be part of this sitting anymore,” the ANC’s provincial acting chairperson Khaya Magaxa said before he and other MPLs walked out of the chamber during Zille’s speech.
Meanwhile, more drama was brewing outside the legislature, as the ANC was delivering their own SOPA in front of hundreds of supporters.
“We must deliver houses to the people of the western cape. We must move them closer the city where there are opportunities for them. We must release the land as well,” ANC elections head Ebrahim Rasool said.
Earlier this week the ANC invited Cape Town residents to occupy Wale street, promising to announce its readiness to govern the Western Cape after the 8th of May.