As President Jacob Zuma prepares to deliver his much anticipated State of the Nation Address (Sona), the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called on its members to show support for the party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) by coming out in the numbers to attend the event.
Zuma is expected to deliver his annual speech at Parliament at 7pm tonight, amid tight security.
There’s been outrage since the announcement this week that more than 400 soldiers will be deployed to Parliament to beef up security.
Meanwhile, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says he’s expecting a positive Sona.
He was speaking on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town.
Zwane says he is looking forward to the event.
“We have full confidence in our president and we will support whatever comes out of the Sona. As we’re implementers [sic] on the ground, we will ensure that what he talks about is exactly what we’re going to implement to the people of South Africa.”