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In Pictures: Scenes Of Violence From Sona 2017

Parliament dissolved into chaos as parliamentarians from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were removed.

09/02/2017 21:30 SAST | Updated 09/02/2017 22:32 SAST

Parliament dissolved into chaos as parliamentarians from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were removed with unprecedented levels of violence.

Watch the video above.

Punches were thrown, seemingly from the EFF MPs themselves, while the notorious white shirts — the parliamentary security — pushed back with high levels of force, in Parliament ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

Watch our slideshow below of scenes of protest, violence and force.

Sona 2017: Scenes of violence