Panafrican News Agency

AUC chairperson urges respect for procedures as scuffles break out in Pan-African Parliament

Johannesburg, South Africa - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, has appealed to Members of the Pan-African Parliament to comply with its rules and procedures after scuffles broke out on Monday during a session to elect a new leader.

In a tweet, Mr Mahamat said: "The shocking scenes of violence at the #PanAfricanParliament today tarnish the image of this honourable institution."

He appealed to MPs "to recover their composure and comply with the rules and procedures of the institution".

It is not clear what caused the violence during which blows were exchanged.

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