Cape Town – The National Freedom Party (NFP) has announced its intentions to disrupt President Cyril Ramaphosa when he delivers the 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA) scheduled to be delivered on Thursday.
During an interview on Newzroom Africa, NFP secretary general, Canaan Mdletshe said that Ramaphosa had failed to lead the country and must resign as president of the country.
“I do not think that we are going to be muscled out, but we are going to make sure that we disrupt the president. He must not have it easy on Thursday … he must be disrupted. We are therefore calling on all other MPs (members of Parliament), including those from the ANC to do the same thing.
“If they are there representing the people of this country, they must stand with the people of this country. The people of this country are fed up with the president right now. We are hoping that within the ANC, we will find some comrades that honestly represent the people from their constituencies and be part of us when we try and disrupt the president,” said Mdletshe.
He said the president “must be disrupted”, adding that a lot was not going right in the country because Ramaphosa was “failing in his duties”.
“All I can assure you is that the president is not going to have it easy on Thursday. We are going to make sure that each and every moment that avails itself, he must be disrupted,” he said.
He mentioned the Phala Phala saga, load shedding, infrastructure collapse, poor service in the public healthcare system, to name but a few of the country’s challenges.
Meanwhile, according to The South African, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema also indicated recently that his party would not be addressed by Ramaphosa and promised that the president would see “what they were made of” on the day of the SONA.
“Ka di 9 February, we are going to show him what we are made of there in parliament, we will never be addressed by a constitutional delinquent, we will be there and we are going to take him head on and that is our relationship with him from now onwards,” Malema was quoted saying in the report.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe