DA, EFF walk out of Zikalala's KZN SOPA over presence of Zuma, King Goodwill


- news24.com | 7 months ago

The DA and EFF walked out of KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala's State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Friday over a protocol issue relating to the presence of guests, including former president Jacob Zuma.

Zikalala's SOPA got off to a rocky start in the legislature, with DA and EFF MPLs staging a walkout in protest against the presence of some guests in the House. The two opposition parties said the presence of the guests, including Zuma and Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, was in contravention of the legislature's rules, as Speaker Nontembeko Boyce had failed to consult them before bringing the guests into the House.

Zikalala, meanwhile, speaking to a majority house, announced a raft of measures to end political killings, combat corruption and revive the province’s economy.

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