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PAP violence a wake-up call to do more to de-colonise African minds

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Mathole Motshekga, a member of the Pan-African Parliament, said Monday's violence at a session in which a lady was kicked was a shameful 'wake-up call,' emphasising the need of member unity.

Monday's violence at a session in which a lady was kicked was a shameful "wake-up call."

Chaos, walkouts, physical violence, and urgent appeals for the police to intervene to break up fighting amongst delegates marred the session.

Pemmy Majodina, top whip of the African National Congress (ANC), was kicked by Senegalese Djibril War following a heated altercation.

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Motshekga said that it was critical for members to remain united.

"There is no need to discriminate against anybody, but it is our people's colonised minds and souls that cause issues. This incident serves as a reminder to me that we must do more to decolonize the African people."

Motshekga said that immediate action must be made to remedy the Pan-African Parliament's actions.

"People were threatening to move their seats. Even schoolchildren do not behave in this manner. As a result of this kind of behaviour, it is these colonised brains that control us."

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