The Economic Freedom Fighters say the party is not rattled by Thursday’s events during President Jacob Zuma’s annual State of the Nation (SONA) address.
And while some observers watching the SONA debate session on Tuesday noticed a change in tone and the style of EFF leader Julius Malema when addressing the president, spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says the party will continue to hammer away at the African National Congress led government’s faults.
“We will not change [our] strategy, we’ve always been able to provide content to criticize the policies of the government of the day and resist unjust laws, rulings and orders.”
He said despite Malema admitting that there will be a day set aside for the president to answer questions on Nkandla, the party will prepare itself for that question session.
Ndlozi said it is important that enough time is allocated for opposition Members of Parliament to question Zuma on an issue that has dominated national politics since it came to light.
“[On] the question of Nkandla, we’ve indicated that we want more time: the debate must not just take place from three o’ clock to five. It is on those days that we will be engaging the president about his corruption,” he said.
“We are not going to be moved, no amount of intimidation or physical removal is going to shake us from asking difficult questions.” VOC (Andriques Che Petersen)