Mulder: Zuma should have said something about the disruptions

2015-02-12 22:43
Chaos in Parliament (Rodger Bosch, AP)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma was uninspiring during his eighth State of the Nation address on Thursday night and should have made a comment on the disruptions to his speech, the Freedom Front Plus said.

"A strong leader would've said something and made a joke or something, he did not," leader Pieter Mulder said.

"He inspired no real hope in his speech, he just said old things over again."

Mulder referred to the Economic Freedom Fighters being thrown out of Parliament after they disrupted Zuma and asked when he would pay back the money in terms of what the public protector found on his private residence in Nkandla.

EFF leader Julius Malema, deputy leader Floyd Shivambu and MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi was also asked to leave the house.

Mulder said there were two main issues on Thursday including the jamming of cellphone signals and who was used to throw out the EFF MPs.

He said it was important to determine who gave the order to jam cellphone signals and who was used to throw out the MP's.

"It was not clear to us," he said.

Turning to land, Mulder said Zuma saying no foreigners may own land in South Africa would hamper investment.

He said Zuma could not go abroad and ask for foreign investment, but then turn around and say no foreigners may own land.

"They [foreign investors] will turn around and say we are taking their money to Nigeria," he said.

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