Watch: Parliamentary ‘Freudian Slip’ caught on video that had all the members giggling


Funny blooper moment that Speaker Baleka Mbete accidentally called deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Mr President and put parliament into a wave of giggles.


Cyril Ramaphosa is currently answering questions in the National Assembly. The session started on a comedic note as Members of Parliament burst into laughter when Speaker Baleka Mbete had a slight blooper when she introduced him as “Honourable President”.

Speaker Baleka Mbete quickly corrected her mistake but the members took the moment to have a hearty chuckle and some even made jokes.

DA MP John Steehuisen took the laughter filled moment to comically suggest that Mbete was anticipating that Ramaphosa would be the next president of the ANC.

“Madame Speaker, may I draw your attention to Rule 63, rule of anticipation.”

Speaker Baleka Mbete found the quick quip humourous and she responded in laughter, saying:

“You are not the deputy president, honourable Steenhuisen. Please take your seat.”

While the rest of tone for the session was a serious one, it is nice to see that not everything in Parliament needs to end in a brawl.

Social Media seemed to love the blooper too!

“Good to see a bit of humor in Parly rather than the fighting we have seen so much of lately” – W Donald 

“Baleka Mbete called Cyril : Mr President 😂😂😂😂” – @PhathuMakwarela 

Sources: YouTube / EWN
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