EWN senior reporter Stephen Grootes speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies and provides post-Sona analysis.
He was in Parliament last night during the state of the Nation Address and witnessed all the violence that occurred as the EFF were frogmarched out of the National Assembly.
The Democratic Alliance leaving the House was "an effective political stunt", says Grootes.
He says the EFF disruptive brand is pigeonholing it as a party of protest.
Whenever Baleka Mbete does what she did last night, which is use the power of the State controlled by the ANC... to remove people who were elected for the EFF - those are the people who feel they have no hope and their political behaviour then changes.. and go from voting to throwing stones.— Stephen Grootes, Senior reporter EWN
If we feel our politics is broken how do we fix it, asks Grootes?
Building trust is crucial he says.
Dr Iraj Abedian, chief executive at Pan African Capital Holdings gives an overview of the impact of the State of the Nation as well as the violence that followed on the economy.
Whether you talk about the poverty alleviation end of it or the investment promotion end of it, unless you have a State that is clean and effective and ethically properly guided you are not going to achieve any of this.— Dr Iraj Abedian, Chief executive at Pan African Capital Holdings
DA leader Mmusi Maimane also joined Kieno Kammies.
It is the sad, sad reality and we need to take note of these moments. Because people don't wake up in the morning to a dictatorship. It happens when people break laws, they deploy armies, they stop the media from covering events, they use pepper spray on ordinary South Africans inside the gallery.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
This morning he is launching legal action against the use of the army and parliamentary protection officers conduct in Parliament last night.
He also believes Baleka Mbete as Speaker is unfit to hold office.
She is simply there to protect Jacob Zuma... We have a compromised Speaker who is committed to breaking Parliament in defence of one person.— Mmusi Maimane, DA leader
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