No major shifts seen in Zuma's speech
Durban - IFP president Mangosuthu Buthelezi did not expect any groundbreaking policy shifts during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address on Thursday evening.
"I would not be surprised if citizens tuned in simply to see what the president says next. Not because we are waiting for any groundbreaking policy shifts or admissions of failure, but because our president has become so adept at the faux pas," he said.
Buthelezi said he had warned the African National Congress against making exaggerated and unrealistic promises, which insulted people’s intelligence.
“If it were not bad enough that the president's promise of half-a-million new jobs turned into a net loss of employment, the ANC has maintained its steady course of deception through propaganda.”