SONA debate: Motsoaledi hits back

The health minister has come out guns blazing following criticism from the DA.

FILE: Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - The second round of the debate on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SONA) has begun in Parliament.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has come out guns blazing against the Democratic Alliance (DA).

This after the opposition criticised Zuma's leadership on Tuesday.

The recent abort of political marriage between the DA and AgangSA leader Mamphela Ramphele provided ready ammunition for Motsoaledi.

"More than anything else, we never had to look for a leader from another party or from a rival organisation."

Motsoaledi used his own experience with Bantu Education to argue that South Africa now has a good story to tell.

But the DA's Tim Harris said Zuma's government could surely do better than benchmark itself with the racist apartheid regime.

Zuma will reply on Thursday.