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DA calls for Sona to go ahead without disruptions

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says his caucus will not be party to any unlawful disruption of Zuma's speech.

Democratic Alliance logo. Picture: EWN.
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Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG - The Democratic Alliance (DA) insists President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (Sona) must go ahead next week without incident, while the Economic Freedom Fighters is warning if Zuma doesn't explain his decision to fire the finance minister, he'll have to share his speech with the red berets.

Malema held a briefing in Johannesburg this afternoon where he stressed that the nation needs clarity around Nhlanha Nene's departure.

WATCH: EFF rejects Zuma's plan to pay back the money.  

 
He's warned the president needs to prepare if answers aren’t forthcoming.

“The day he respects the office of the president is the day we will respect him otherwise we will share Sona with him. He has brought the third players which is the white shirts, so it’s Zuma, it’s us and the white shirts.”

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says his caucus will not be party to any unlawful disruption of Zuma's speech.

Maimane says for the president to be held accountable, Parliament must remain functional and intact.

“Disruptions don’t help South Africans and don’t help the process of accountability.” 

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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