South Africa’s 2018 State of the Nation Address was postponed for more than a week as the presidency changed hands from Jacob Zuma to Cyril Ramaphosa. How did Ramaphosa fare fact-wise in his maiden address?
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.
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.