#SonaDebate: The roast of Jacob Zuma

MPs used the biggest scandals in Zuma's two terms to launch scathing attacks on his leadership.

President Jacob Zuma during his 2016 State of the Nation Address.

CAPE TOWN - The scandals that have marred President Jacob Zuma's two terms in office; the Nkandla debacle, his relationship with the Gupta family and the so-called Nenegate, have been used by opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) to attack him and call for his resignation.

MPs yesterday used a debate on the president's State of the Nation Address (Sona) to criticise him, and they're likely to continue the onslaught today.

It was the roast of Jacob Zuma...

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was first to rip into the president.

"It took the court just hours to unravel your web of defiance and deceit. Your legal team effectively relegated your caucus to its current position under the proverbial bus."

Maimane accused Zuma of living on his own planet and moving from one mistake to the next.

"We cannot respect a man personally responsible for the building of Nkandla and the firing of Nhlanhla [Nene]. Madame Speaker, Jacob Zuma is not an honourable man because if he was he would do the honourable thing and resign."

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He turned and addressed Zuma directly.

"We need a president who puts people first and himself last. You Sir, are not that president."

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema was next.

"Our country is being relegated to a junk country because of actions and decisions of one man."

Malema accused President Jacob Zuma of being under the sway of the influential Gupta family.

He also apologised to former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.

"We are here today to once again apologise to former President Thabo Mbeki for being part of those who removed him on the basis of lies, rumours and gossip spread by the sitting president. President Mbeki in his letter says, 'I did not tell who was misleading us'. We were misled by this man, the President of the Republic of South Africa."

Malema also claimed he was with Zuma when he said he no longer wanted to work with for Mbeki, who was later recalled from office.

Malema led his caucus out of the Chamber after finishing his speech.

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And United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa implored the president to resign with dignity.

"Give us a mandate, Msholozi, to hand you your exit in a dignified manner."

Zuma was largely impassive.

He will get a chance to respond on Thursday.