Cape Town- The State of the Union Address will go ahead as planned on the 8th of February, as parliament presiding officer said the address is on track as called by the president.
Opposition parties tried to have the address postponed and the EFF was adamant that President Jacob Zuma should not deliver the annual address, instead a motion of no confidence should be tabled and scheduled.
Reported by the Daily Maverick, EFF leader Julius Malema said, “We write to emphatically request that the meeting of party leaders and all programming meetings that will happen before SONA should necessary schedule the motion of no confidence to be held prior to the State of Nation Address.”
EFF firmly believes because the president has many corruption cases, judiciary commission of inquires and an unfavorably public opinion in some sectors of the country, he should not be able to address the nation.
His suitability as president continues to be questioned wrote Malema and failure to meet their needs, the issue will be brought up at the SONA address come February the 8th.
This latest decision by parliament presiding officers to have the address as planned makes for an interesting SONA address, as ANC has assured the public the president will deliver his address.
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