The EFF demanded FW De Klerk, South Africa's last apartheid-era president, be ejected from Parliament, accusing him of being "unrepentant". "It is an insult to those who died and (who were) tortured ... under the instructions of De Klerk to have De Klerk sitting in a democratic parliament".
The Red Berets famously caused havoc with several of former president Jacob Zuma's state of the nation addresses, heckling him to "pay back the money" spent on refurbishing his private Nkandla home at taxpayers' expense.
The parliament speaker dismissed the request, saying the presence of De Klerk is "proper and legal". On leaving the house, the members shouted, "We're leaving you with your De Klerk and Pravin".
Numerous EFF MPs raised points of order, including that Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan be fired, and would not obey Modise's rulings, prompting her to temporarily suspend proceedings.