Zuma is talking nonsense - Lekota

2016-02-11 20:00

Parliament - Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota on Thursday described President Jacob Zuma's speech as utter nonsense, just minutes after he was ordered to leave the National Assembly for disrupting Zuma's delivery of the State of the Nation Address. 

Speaking to the media outside Parliament alongside two of his party's MPs, Lekota said Zuma had failed the people of the country and had broken his oath of office.  

"This president told us... not the president. This individual told us that he did not use public funds, but he took a bond to build his house in Nkandla. The public protector asked him for that bond. He never produced it. We ourselves asked him for that bond, he's never produced it," he said. 

The Constitutional Court heard Zuma's case this week where his lawyers said he would pay back the money. 

Lekota said Zuma was "no longer honourable."

"Even what he is saying is nothing. It's nonsense," he said.

Meanwhile, inside the National Assembly, Zuma battled to get through his speech as MP's continued to interrupt him, posing "points of order".

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