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Malema to still ask questions during #SONA2015, numbers and details on #SONA2015

Malema ahead of #SONA2015 'we are not going to disrupt'

With concerns of drama and disruption abound ahead of tonight's State of The Nation Address in Parliament, the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema says they won't be disrupting proceedings. Speaking on 702's John Robbie Show, Malema addressed perceptions on what he and his party would be up to:

It's incorrect to say that we are going to disrupt the State of The Nation (Address). All we are going to do is to ask the President questions because the President has since gone AWOL and never reported to Parliament for a question-and-answer session and we don't trust that he will come back. This is an opportunity for us to ask him critical questions, then get answers and the get done with that part, so we can proceed with the State of The Nation (Address).

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Eskom to 'try' to keep lights on during #SONA2015

EWN's Thando Kubheka on this story: Eskom says it'll do it all it can to keep the lights on today and during the State of the Nation Address (Sona). The utility can't make any promises though as the national grid remains under strain. Stage two load shedding kicked in last night from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. The parastatal's Khulu Phasiwe says they're closely monitoring the power system: “We're urging all customers to continue to assist us where possible so we can continue to reduce the severity or the duration of load shedding.” This is the third time this week that the power utility has implemented load shedding. Several generators have been taken offline for maintenance and the power giant says the current heatwave is making it more difficult to keep up with the demands.


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