ANALYSIS: EFF will probably disrupt SONA, but they should be wary

- | 6 months ago

The scene is set to once again hear the now familiar refrain coming from someone in red, just as the president is about to deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA): "Honourable speaker, on a point of order…"Two weeks ago, Malema warned President Cyril Ramaphosa to come clean on his dealings with facilities management company Bosasa or face a question-and-answer session in Parliament, instead of delivering the SONA.

There is of course, no question-and-answer session scheduled for Thursday's proceedings – Parliament's presiding officers, Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete and chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise, have already indicated that the president's address is the only item on the order paper for the special sitting of both Houses of Parliament. At a briefing last week, they said they hadn't received any correspondence from the EFF, and if there was any disturbance, it would be dealt with in terms of the rules.

This means that the EFF MPs can be ejected from the chamber if it comes to that.

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