Zuma addressing empty parliament as he asks for more cash for his office

Almost all opposition parties have decided to stay away on Zuma’s second consecutive day in parliamentary, which might suit him just fine as there’ll be no one to ask him any difficult questions.


The UDM, FF+, NFP and DA have all chosen to stay away and well, we know what happened to the EFF.

 “As representatives of the people of South Africa, we cannot in good conscience legitimise an empty speech of an utterly discredited and illegitimate President,” said the DA’s Mmusi Maimane.

He added that a collective decision was made to show South Africans that the opposition will not stand for Zuma’s contemptuous treatment of the constitution and judiciary and they’ll most certainly not sit in parliament listening to him asking for more cash for his office.

 “It must be made abundantly clear that we are not against holding President Zuma accountable – but in fact the opposite,” Maimane said.

Cope’s Mosiuoa Lekota told News24 that they too will not be attending today’s parliamentary activities..

 “Zuma is illegitimate and so is Mbete. We are not going to take part in the proceedings.”

Corne Mulder of the FF+ said that the move is meant to show Zuma that things can’t go on as they have.

“Clearly he does not understand his role and does not take Parliament seriously. We want to send him a message.”

He added that the president can’t keep ignoring parly and the courts.

The United Democratic Movement’s Bantu Holomisa said his party would not take part, they boycotted the address on Wednesday as well.

 “He can address his marshals and instruments.”