A fight broke out in Parliament on Wednesday during a labour portfolio committee meeting to discuss the National Minimum Wage Bill in detail. The committee chairwoman Sharome van Schalkwyk described the incident as "unfortunate" and said it was not an indication of how South Africans resolve differences of opinion. The committee blamed members of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) for the disruption — but the union has put the blame on parliamentary security. "The portfolio committee on labour is disappointed with the conduct of alleged Saftu activists who sought to disrupt a committee meeting meant to discuss the National Minimum Wage Bill‚ clause by clause," said Van Schalkwyk. "The committee will not be distracted and de-railed in trying to improve the conditions many of our poor, working South Africans find themselves in. The processes on the national minimum wage are unfolding‚ and this drastic and chaotic stance is not warranted." A video sent to TimesLIVE by...

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