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STANDING HIS GROUND: President Jacob Zuma laughs before answering questions about his state of the nation address in parliament in Cape Town yesterday Picture: EPA

‘Broken’ Zuma bounces back

A confident President Jacob Zuma sought to assure the nation that the man in charge of the country was not a “broken man”.

State Security Minister David Mahlobo

‘Glitches’ led to signal jamming: Mahlobo

Glitches with “counter surveillance tactical measures” led to mobile signal disruptions in the National Assembly ahead of the state-of-the-nation address, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said today.

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Mbete, Modise to be strict during Sona

National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces chairwoman Thandi Modise will apply parliamentary rules and conventions strictly during President Jacob Zuma’s state-of-the-nation (Sona) address on Thursday.

Pay back the SONA dinner money: Tsenoli

The DA has wasted public money by pulling out of the official dinner after Thursday’s state-of-the-nation address at short notice, Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli suggested today.

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Everybody says dumb things: Motshekga defends Zuma

ANC Women’s League president and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said people should not be so sensitive over comments about women, Beeld reported today.

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INTERESTING QUOTES OF THE WEEK

A selection of quotes of Southern African interesting. “We have an appointment with him on the 12th of February and he is going to answer questions.”  — EFF leader Julius Malema insisting he will ask President Jacob Zuma questions about Nkandla during his state-of-the-nation speech, and will not wait until presidential question time on March 11.

DA LEADER HELEN ZILLE

Zille weighs in on Hawks boss controversy

Available information seems to suggest that Hawks head Anwa Dramat was suspended because he investigated high-level corruption, according to DA leader Helen Zille.

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Relief as Zuma rejects bill amendment

President Jacob Zuma’s rejection of a bill amending the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act came as a relief for players in the oil and gas sector but has frustrated the Chamber

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