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#SonaDebate to take centre stage in Parliament

Opposition parties will respond to Zuma’s address, the chaos in Parliament & signal jamming concerns today.

FILE. Opposition parties will respond to President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (Sona), the chaos in Parliament & signal jamming concerns today. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Opposition parties response to President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (Sona) and the ensuing chaos will take centre stage in Parliament today.

The legislature's presiding officers are expected to face questions from the media about both the use of police to eject Members of Parliament (MPs) and the jamming of cellphone signals on Thursday evening.

This will be followed by a debate on the President's speech.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs were dragged out of the chamber for interrupting Zuma's speech by asking when he was going to pay back part of the money spent on upgrades to his Nkandla homestead.

Opposition parties are still reeling from the walkouts, violent ejections and signal jamming that marred Thursday's Sona.

WATCH: Sona 2015: Malema vs Mbete

The Congress of the People (Cope)'s Mosiuoa Lekota has slammed the use of police to remove the EFF.

"What is left is a dictatorship. We have now just listened to what the majority party says. They'll do as they please."

Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane wants the behaviour of the speaker to be investigated.

"We've asked that the speaker of the National Assembly be able to appear before the Power and Privileges Committee."

WATCH: DA walks out of Sona 2015

MPs are due to debate the address today and Wednesday.

The president will then respond on Thursday.

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