Cope president Mosiua Lekota has stopped just short of calling President Cyril Ramaphosa a sellout during today’s state of the nation address (Sona) debate.
Lekota used day two of the debate to settle an old score, accusing Ramaphosa of distancing himself from the struggle against the apartheid regime.Lekota initially refused to begin speaking for his allocated four minutes as Ramaphosa had briefly left the chamber.
Chairperson of the national council of provinces Thandi Modise issued a stern rebuke, telling Lekota that his “amnesia” was amazing given that he had sat in Parliament since 1994 and had seen presidents leave the chamber when they needed to.Modise also refused a suggestion by Cope MP Deidre Carter who asked that an ANC MP speak until Ramaphosa’s return.
Upon his arrival, Lekota launched his scathing attack on the president.“Last week the president was on this spot here when he invited me among others to join him.
I don’t know to what trip.