Elections are on their way, possibly heralding an eventual fight for South Africa’s #1 position. For those who consider South Africa, in many ways, to be an undeclared dictatorship, it would be welcome news.
The above advert for SONA 2016 (State of the Nation Address) seems to be anything except what is expected i.e. protests in Plein Street and disruption within Parliament as the EFF and DA go on the attack, possibly for the first time sensing a weakness in President Jacob Zuma as strong rumours suggest that high-ranking ANC members are becoming disgruntled with their chief.
3 organisations (Zuma Must Fall, the DA and the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement) have applied for, and being granted, the right to protest. They sum 7000 people. Troubles looms as the ANC, without seeking approval, has stated that they will lead a march celebrating Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. The City of Cape Town has threatened to respond with police.
To further bad timing for the ANC’s political image, Zuma and his infamous, lavish Nkandla homestead, were back in court today.
February 11 2016 offers South Africa, and possibly the world, ‘entertainment’, with President Jacob Zuma delivering his SONA to the 2 Houses of Parliament (the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces). Streamed live here from 6pm.
If so, i’ll be watching. Will you?