Sona promised more than government can deliver, say opposition parties

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Patricia De Lille, who recently formed a new political party, Good, offered her advice to Ramaphosa, saying he needs to focus on infrastructure. “My advice to the president this time is what happened to the previous plans of the past 25 years? Foreign direct investment is very important but I think government can further stimulate the economy by further investing in infrastructure,” she said.

EFF leader Julius Malema explained why the party opted not to disrupt Sona. The party previously threatened to interrupt Ramaphosa if he did not come clean on a controversial donation to his presidential campaign by prisons facilities company, Bosasa. “The president has already explained himself following the EFF press conference.

All we asked for was that the president must be held accountable, and the president responded to the call. The president has met the requirement of the EFF,” he said. “He abandoned the ANC manifesto and decided to plagiarise the EFF manifesto when he talks about early childhood development.

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