EFF says South Africans were in support of SONA disruption

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) say they believe a number of South Africans were in support of their move to disrupt the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday night.

The EFF caused a one-and-a-half hour delay at the SONA raising objections to former president FW De Klerk‘s presence in the house and demanding that Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan be fired.

Watch: EFF’s Julius Malema requests that FW de Klerk be removed from Parliament

When the house eventually resumed, the EFF chose to walk out.

EFF Spokesperson, Delisile Ngwenya, says they did not believe President Cyril Ramaphosa would keep to the promises made in the speech.

“I do believe that most South Africans, especially the majority of this country, support what we did. We know for a fact with social media that black South Africans are happy with what we did. We felt that the SONA did not deserve us sitting there and listening to it. There was no way we could allow Ramaphosa to continue speaking to South Africans and continue making all those promises that he knew very well he was not going to keep,” says Ngwenya.

Watch: EFF’s Julius Malema says President Cyril Ramaphosa is afraid of Minister Pravin Gordhan


Read: President Cyril Rampahosa’s SONA 2020 speech