Sona2015: Zuma speech uninspiring

By Drum Digital
13 February 2015

President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address was "very uninspiring", parties said after his State of the Nation address.

President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address was "very uninspiring", the ACDP said on Thursday.

"I almost fell asleep for the first time. I had to go out to get fresh air," said African Christian Democratic Party leader Kenneth Meshoe.

Asked what his impression of the speech was, he replied: "Very uninspiring."

He said the president needed to give South Africans hope, but he failed to do that.

An example was Eskom's woes and scheduled black-outs.

"Load shedding -- we wanted details, because the president is aware of what the people are concerned about," said Meshoe.

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

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

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi is disappointed by disruptions during President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address to Parliament on Thursday.

"I was definitely very disappointed. While I agree with the general unhappiness, I don't think that is the right way to handle it... to waste our time," he said after the event.

Economic Freedom Fighters MPs interrupted Zuma to ask when he would pay back the money for security upgrades made to his private Nkandla residence in KwaZulu-Natal.

Source : Sapa

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