Cape Town - The government has slammed the chaos that erupted during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday.
It has also rejected claims that the security forces called in Parliament acted in the interest of the ruling party instead of the state.
“The events that unfolded before our eyes were aimed at bring our democracy into serious disrepute,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe told reporters in Cape Town.
This follows the Economic Freedom Fighters being shown the door after continuously demanding Zuma to answer when he would pay back the money they believe he owes taxpayers for security upgrades to his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.
Radebe said the mayhem “dishonoured” the lives of those who had sacrificed their lives to bring about democracy in the country.