South Africans can expect the continuation of attacks from opposition parties on President Jacob Zuma during the last day of the 2016 State of the Nation Address (Sona) address on Tuesday afternoon, political analyst Andre Duvenhage said.
DA and EFF leaders in Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema did not mince their words on Tuesday, when they told Zuma how dishonourable he is.
Maimane said the President had far distanced himself from the country, and that he was now living in “Planet Zuma”.
Malema on the other hand said his party cannot take part in the debate, saying Zuma was not a legetimate President.
Wednesday’s debate, will see Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosioua Lekota, and Freedom Front leader, Pieter Mulder taking part in the debate.
According to Duvenhage, while Mulder is expected to talk a lot about racial issues, Lekota on the hand will personally come out very strong against Zuma.
When asked how they plan to approach the debate, Cope spokesperson Dennis Bloem responded:
“We are going to tell Zuma what a disgrace he is to this country, which he has now turned into a laughing stock.”
During the Sona last week on Thursday, Lekota walked out of the National Assembly (NA) after he accused the President of breaking the oath of his office.
The FF Plus confirmed that it will speak about social cohesion and the role it thinks the President can play.
Meanwhile other so called opposition parties are expected to wrap up the debate, which is scheduled to start at 2pm on Wednesday.-firstname.lastname@example.org