Parliament - A ring of steel engulfed the parliamentary precinct on Thursday afternoon ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second State of the Nation Address later on Thursday evening.
Most of the dignitaries and MPs will arrive later on Thursday afternoon but foremost on the minds of those present was whether, like previous years, this address would be disrupted by the Economic Freedom Fighters.
“If EFF carries out with its threat that has been heard in the public domain, I think Parliament must be ready to act because there must be a State of the Nation Address,” said Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor on eNCA.
According to reports, Shivambu said that the EFFwill hold a caucus at 6.30pm to decide ‘how they will hold the president accountable’
Pandor said she was looking forward to what Ramaphosa will say about Eskom because she was personally tired of bailouts.