A point of disorder: debate gets personal in South Africa's once staid parliament

February 17, 2015 1:45 PM

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A point of disorder: debate gets personal in South Africa's once staid parliament

FILE - In this file photo Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, South African Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, disrupted the official opening session inside Parliament with Security personnel dresses in white shirts try and stop the violence in Cape Town, South Africa. The South African parliament is supposed to be a sanctuary for decorum. These days, it is anything but. On Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, an opposition party complained in parliament that their chief had been called a “cockroach” by the assembly speaker. (AP Photo/Rodger Bosch, AFP Pool) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, South African Police provide security at the entrance to Parliament after the session was disrupted during the official opening session in Cape Town, South Africa,. The South African parliament is supposed to be a sanctuary for decorum. These ...

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