Parliament was once again a scene of chaos on Tuesday as opposition parties and President Jacob Zuma exchanged fiery comments during a Q&A session.
Economic Freedom Fighters' MPs (member of parliament) walked out after insisting that the National Assembly couldn't be addressed by an 'illegitimate President', asking Baleka Mbete (Speaker of Parliament) to discipline Zuma after a Constitutional Court judgment ruled that he had 'failed to uphold the Constitution' in the Nkandla non-security upgrades saga.
COPE (Congress of the People) also walked out in a move to put Zuma under pressure to resign.
In an interview with 702's John Robbie, Zuma's former national security adviser Welile Nhlapo, defended Zuma claiming it was an attempt to discredit him.
Listen to the interview below:
It is to de-legitimise the current government and to focus on the Head of State and the head of the party that is in power.— Welile Nhlapo, Zuma's former national security adviser
Opposition political parties don't have the requisite numbers to stop the party in power from doing certain things. They have to find ways of de-legitimising that party, particularly then attack and capitalise on whatever mistake they can pick on.— Welile Nhlapo,Zuma's former national security adviser
This article first appeared on 702 : Zuma's former advisor slams opposition parties