For many South Africans, the response by now to the endless State of the Nation Address predictions, speculation and will-they-won’t-they tango is probably something along the lines of: Can we just get on with it? Nonetheless, it would be absurd to pretend that when people talk about Thursday’s SONA, they are talking about anything other than the possibility of EFF disruption. Absurd, that is, unless you’re Parliament’s presiding officers – who, in a media briefing on Tuesday, seemed again determined to pretend as much as possible that the EFF threat didn’t exist. By REBECCA DAVIS.
Unless you believe that Ray McCauley is on the verge of brokering a deal between the EFF and the ANC, it seems overwhelmingly probable that President Jacob Zuma’s speech will be interrupted by the EFF on Thursday. You’d be foolish to put your money on anything else at this stage.
On Sunday, leader Julius Malema told residents of Mohlakeng: “When the number one tsotsi, dressed in a suit and tie, stands up to speak we will not even wait for him to clear his throat. We will ask him where is the money.”
Malema wasn’t speaking to journalists. He was addressing what was described as…
Source : Daily Maverick