Jul 6 2011
CAT FIGHT! Slug fest breaks out in Afghan Parliament as women MPs hurl shoes and punches at each other
Two ‘lady’ lawmakers had to be pulled apart by shocked colleagues after argument ends in ugly brawl.
CNN –Two female members of the Afghanistan Parliament got into a physical fight Tuesday following a discussion of rocket attacks from Pakistan.
General Nazifa Zaki, a former army general, threw her shoe at fellow MP Hamida Ahmadzai, video from parliament showed. Then Zaki leaves her seat to head toward Ahmadzai, who throws a water bottle at Zaki when she gets close. Zaki punches Ahmadzai, and the two begin to tussle. Arian Yoon, another female member of parliament, said Zaki punched Ahmadzai in the face. Other members of parliament quickly broke the fight up.
What began as a discussion took a turn for the worse when one of the coalitions in parliament, including members who are accused of fraud, wanted to summon President Hamid Karzai about the rocket and artillery attacks from Pakistan. Ahmadzai called for two of the country’s vice presidents to be summoned. That’s when Zaki attacked.