Zuma 'blowing hot air' in speech - Malema

2014-06-18 07:08
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema attends the State of the Nation Address at Parliament in Cape Town. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema attends the State of the Nation Address at Parliament in Cape Town. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Sapa)

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Cape Town - African National Congress members were clapping for mediocrity during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address in Parliament on Tuesday, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said.

"There is nothing exciting except a blowing of hot air and a repetition of the things that we have heard before," Malema said after the address in which Zuma said the minister of labour was investigating minimum wages.

"Sometimes [Zuma is] playing the gallery and not really meaning what he is saying."

During his address Zuma spoke about improving the housing and living conditions of miners, but Malema said that was what was written in the mining charter.

Malema said Zuma was "plagiarising" the mining charter.

"And the ANC people clap hands to mediocrity. He is plagiarising the mining charter," he said.

The mining industry, including government, had failed the mining charter, he said.


- SAPA
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