Kodwa says Ramaphosa disappointed by EFF members

Zizi Kodwa
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State Security Deputy Minister Zizi Kodwa says President Cyril Ramaphosa is disappointed by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members’ disruptions to his State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA).

In an unprecedented move, National Assembly Speaker temporarily suspended the sitting, as EFF members were insisting that former state President Frederick de Klerk should not be allowed to attend the SONA for recently saying that ‘apartheid was not a crime against humanity’.

They also wanted Ramaphosa to fire Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for allegedly misleading him on the state of affairs at Eskom.

“The President is waiting eagerly to address the nation on key fundamental issues that are facing the nation,” Kodwa said.

Asked if the suspension of Parliament was a victory for the EFF, Kodwa responded, “I don’t think it’s a victory for anybody, except that it was important that for parliament to proceed smoothly.”