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'Zuma can't hide behind security arrangements at Sona'

The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says it’s clear officials want to try and pretend it’s business as usual this year.

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says President Jacob Zuma can't hide behind security arrangements and expect to not be held accountable during his State of the Nation Address (Sona) address next week.

Yesterday, Parliament said it had taken steps to ensure there would be no disruptions to his speech next Thursday.

Points of order or privilege will be off limits during Zuma's address, but will be allowed when parties debate his speech over two days the following week.

EFF MP's repeatedly disrupted his speech last year by asking when Zuma would pay back the money spent on Nkandla, before they were forcibly removed by police.

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The EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says it's clear officials want to try and pretend it's business as usual this year.

"One is to make it some an event which continues as business as usual. It's as if the lives of our people, in relation to the decisions of government, is business as usual. We can't allow that."