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#ComeBackThursday: Zuma's best 'burns'

We can't wait for the president's response to opposition leaders over topics raised in post-Sona debates.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma laughing in Parliament during the State of the Nation Address debate on 17 February 2015. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - In hip-hop slang the term 'clap back' refers to one's proclivity to respond to provocation with expediency.

Our honourable president Jacob Zuma has showcased this skill with ease.

Ahead of today's response to the post-State of the Nation Address (Sona) debates in which opposition parties raised their concerns, we can't help but wonder what 'burns' the president may have in his arsenal.

One of his most regular 'burn victims' has been opposition leader Mmusi Maimane.

Earlier this year the DA leader accused the ANC of being responsible for the breakdown in race relations in the country, following a number of social media posts riddled with racial insensitivity.

Our president's response to these accusations was timeless:

At last year's Sona debate, the president again showed 'skills' at being able to respond to accusations after the DA leader's impassioned speech describing the president as "A broken man, presiding over a broken society."

President #JacobZuma can't deal anymore. #Parliament #Nkandla #BrokenMan For the full video visit www.ewn.co.za/multimedia

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If you missed it, even the sign language interpreter couldn't keep his laughter in.

In the same response he also dealt with the EFF's continued Sona disruptions about the notorious Nkandla scandal, where he coined the now infamous phrase, "Thixo wase George Goch!". Watch as the same sign language interpreter once again caught a case of the giggles and had to vacate his chair.

Sign language interpreter in stitches as President Jacob #Zuma takes a swipe at the opposition #Nkandla #Parliament for the full video visit www.ewn.co.za/multimedia

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We don't know what to expect from the president today, but if it's anything like last year, we're sure it's going to be a meme-worthy winner.

NOTE: Despite our great expectations, the president didn't throw down a single jibe in his response... C'mon, couldn't we at least have been given just one 'Nkaaaaandla'?