Zille: President will deliver empty promises
The DA leader says she'd like Jacob Zuma to address the electricity crisis and unemployment.
CAPE TOWN - Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille says South Africans can expect a speech filled with empty promises and devoid of workable solutions when President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation Address tonight.
Zille led a rally at Parliament yesterday.
She says she'd like Zuma to address the electricity crisis and tell the country how government intends creating more jobs.
But she's convinced he won't deliver.
"He will give a long list of promises he will pick certain statistics that will suit him, that will paint a wrong picture and we will not get a frank state of the nation, an assessment or any real solutions."
Zille says opposition parties can't win the battle against a "corrupt government" by destroying Parliament and breaking the rules.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have threatened to interrupt the president's speech to ask him when he intends repaying part of the public money spent on upgrades to his private home in Nkandla.
According to Zille, EFF Members of Parliament (MPs) are going about things the wrong way.
"We can win against the ANC by using the institutions and not by destroying them. So we must win by playing by the rules."