The eviction of Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) MPs from this week’s State of the Nation Address raised a number of questions surrounding the use of security forces within the South African National Assembly and Parliament, and under which conditions such force is warranted.
South African President Jacob Zuma’s 2015 State of the Nation Address was marred by ugly confrontations inside and outside Parliament, the expulsion of some opposition MPs, a walkout by others and the strange discovery of an apparent cellphone jamming device. We fact-checked it live.
In recent months a South African marketing research company has peppered local media outlets with headline-grabbing releases detailing the findings of their “cellphone” surveys of South African youth. The surveys do not provide true representation of youth opinion across the country yet much media coverage has been unquestioning.