[WATCH LIVE] President Zuma replies to Sona debate
President Jacob Zuma is responding to statements made by MPs during two days of debate relating to last week's State of the Nation Address.
CAPE TOWN - President Jacob Zuma is responding to statements made by Members of Parliament (MPs) during two days of debate on his State of the Nation Address delivered last week.
Zuma's address last week was again marred by chaos, violence and insults, with Economic Freedom Fighters MPs being forcefully ejected from the house shortly before the Democratic Alliance walked out.
WATCH LIVE: President Zuma replies to Sona debate
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) did not attend the first two days of the debate.
On the first day of the debate, the leader of the opposition Mmusi Maimane laid into the African National Congress (ANC) government, saying that it no longer put the needs of South Africans first.
Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti called on government to start expropriating land without compensation in order to speed up socio-economic reform.
On day two of the debate, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele reiterated a call for a reduction in data costs, while adding that government was aiming to change the monopolistic behaviour of banks.