Expect no shifts in Zuma’s speech, says Buthelezi

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) president Mangosuthu Buthelezi did not expect any groundbreaking policy shifts during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address this 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 in a statement.

The IFP leader said that he had warned the ANC 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.”

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