ANC supporters outside Parly vow to defend Zuma

An ANC member says they won't allow the president to be disrespected by the EFF.

FILE: Police intervene in clashes between EFF and ANC members in the streets outside parliament ahead of President Jacob Zuma's 2016 State of the Nation address. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - As President Jacob Zuma appears to be headed for a tough time from opposition parties in the National Assembly, outside Parliament a group of African National Congress (ANC) supporters has vowed to defend him.

A group arrived in the Cape Town CBD as scores of Ses'khona People's Rights Movement members, also affiliated with the ANC, left the city centre.

They are singing Zuma's praises and say he has done well for the country.

An ANC member says they won't allow the president to be disrespected by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

The group says Zuma should be allowed to go ahead with his State of the Nation Address without disruptions.