COPE condemns President Zuma’s behavior in Parliament

Jaimie-faith Poonah
28 May 2015

Congress of the People has lashed out on the conduct of President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Police Nathi Ntleko saying they have turned Parliament into a big circus.

This comes after Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko was scheduled to release the Nkandla report on Wednesday night in a live broadcast, but the briefing was postponed at the last minute.

Meanwhile responding to the presidency budget in Parliament yesterday President Jacob Zuma accused the opposition parties of being obsessed with Nkandla.

Cope Spokesperson Dennis Bloem said the Congress of the People is asking who will ever take South Africa seriously with a clown of a president.

Bloem said our country is quickly becoming the laughing stock of the world. For instance yesterday the president and the minister of police were the biggest clowns. President Zuma acted as if there is not serious business in Parliament.”

"President Zuma is acting as if Parliament is a playing ground" Bloem added.