In The News South Africa

Parliament ‘cannot explain’ why more soldiers deployed for SONA

CAPE TOWN – Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise on Wednesday said the Parliamentary presiding officers did not have reasons why President Jacob Zuma had significantly increased the number of SA National Defence Force troops deployed to Parliament for service during the State of the Nation Address. “The President is required by law […]

In The News South Africa

Opposition parties slam move to send soldiers to Parliament, with EFF calling it ‘a declaration of war’

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said it condemns the “unleashing of the army on the people of South Africa” in apparent reference to the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops to maintain law and order during the State Of the Nation Address (SONA), while the Democratic Alliance (DA)  said it […]

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POINT OF ORDER! Watch Parliament chaos from around the world- as we prepare for SONA

President Jacob Zuma will address the nation on Thursday in the annual State Of The Nation Address. However, the Economic Freedom Fighters are expected to disrupt proceedings. EFF leader Julius Malema tweeted earlier on Monday: “We are ready for the so called #SONA, no amount of security presence can deter us, ‘A coward dies a […]

South Africa

Parliament want Muthambi to explain SABC appeal on Hlaudi

PARLIAMENT – Parliament’s portfolio committee on Communications are demanding answers as to why the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was appealing a Western Cape High Court ruling which effectively left controversial group executive for corporate affairs, Hlaudi Motsoeneng, without a job. In a statement, the committee said these answer must come from Communications Minister Faith […]