Africa Check sorted fact from fiction in the tenth State of the Nation address South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma delivered.
At the opening of South Africa’s parliament, a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters party claimed that two ceremonial guards stationed at the doors “don’t belong” in the house and that no one with a criminal record may hold public office in the country. We scrutinised Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s claims.
Factsheet: FACTSHEET: Is it legal for ‘security forces’ to be deployed in South Africa’s parliament?
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.