Willemstad – During a public meeting of Parliament of Curacao today, MP Jacinta Scoop-Constancia of the MFK party has slapped her colleague and former President of Parliament MP Giselle McWilliam of the MAN party hard across the face, possibly breaking her nose.
In the clip of the live broadcast, MP Constancia (MFK) is seen walking up to her colleague MP McWilliam (MAN) who is sitting down when she gets slapped across the face. MP Constancia then is seen shouting inaudibly to McWilliam and then walking off while making hand gestures and more shouting. Fellow MP Elsa Rozendal also of the MAN party stood up in protest and shouted “Unacceptable”.
MP Constancia has immediately apologized for hitting McWilliam as she said that she was angered by statements made by McWilliam on a fraud case in which Constancia is a suspect.
MP Constancia has been arrested immediately after the incident and McWilliam has filed charges against her.
More details to follow once they become available.