Zuma’s speech ‘lacked substance’

Comment on this story
iol news pic GCIS Zuma Sona 2 GCIS President Jacob Zuma addresses Parliament during his Stateof the Nation address. Photo by: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address was full of promises but lacking in substance, African Christian Democratic Party leader Reverend Kenneth Meshoe said on Tuesday evening.

On Zuma's comments regarding the mining industry, he said: “I'm not sure whether that is going to make an impact because promises have been made many times before.”

In his speech, Zuma “repeated a number of promises he has made before”.

Zuma needed to convince the public that government could deliver on such promises, but its track record indicated this was unlikely, Meshoe said.

Regarding Zuma's words on support for municipalities, Meshoe said a plan of action was needed rather than “support, support, support.”

“Support means throwing money at the problem.”


sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines