Political desk: 'Opposition parties were genuinely engaging Ramaphosa'

Political Editor at Business Day, Natasha Marrian, says it was interesting the see the difference between former President Zuma and President Ramaphosa in Parliament.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa on the political desk, Marrian says opposition parties were genuinely engaging the President.

Ramaphosa had his maiden question and answer session in Parliament on Wednesday.

When things did get tense around the question of former President Zuma's legal fees and the EFF kept pushing for an answer; you could hear President Ramaphosa telling the speaker Baleka Mbete that he was willing to answer as she tried to block the EFF.

Natasha Marrian, Political Editor at Business Day

Marrian says the EFF's approach to push for an answer on what policy informs this or law the government was using to continue to fund former president Zuma's legal fees, was a right decision.

It is very strange to have an agreement that former President Zuma's legal costs will be paid until his case is concluded. Interestingly, in government these agreements are entered into with a DG of a department but it seems like such a wide agreement.

Natasha Marrian, Political Editor at Business Day

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