Country has confidence in the President - Zuma

FEBRUARY 8, 2016

President Jacob Zuma has reportedly expressed confidence that the country approves of his current performance in office.

According to Eyewitness News, Zuma made the comments while addressing informal traders and foreigners outside the Department of Affairs in Marabastad on Monday, as part of a feedback session in the run-up to his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening.

Tensions have meanwhile continued to mount after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, last week announced it would interfere if Zuma does not provide clarity up front for his shock decision to fire Nhlanhla Nene as Finance Minister in December.

His comments has sparked concerns of a repeat of last year’s SONA chaos, when EFF MP’s were ejected by members of the police and parliamentary security, after asking Zuma mid-way through his speech when he is going to pay back the money spent on security upgrades at his private Nkandla home.

Last week, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete said security had been ramped further and that every measure would be taken to ensure that the SONA runs without interruptions.

In the latest reports, the City of Cape Town has confirmed the granting of permission to the “Zuma Must Fall” movement, Democratic Alliance and Ses'Khona People’s Rights Movement, to protest in the city’s central business district before Zuma is scheduled to make his address.

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