Most parliament addresses seem to end up with an “off-with-his-head” attack at president Jacob Zuma…

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday cried foul over the conduct of MPs in the National Assembly, insisting they were abusing him, and asking Speaker Baleka Mbete to do something about it.

“Each time when I come here I am abused by members of your Parliament. Instead of answering questions, I sit here being called a criminal, a thief,” a clearly irritated Zuma said at the end of his quarterly question-and-answer session, which again saw him come under fire from opposition parties, with the Economic Freedom Fighters staging a walkout after objecting to being addressed by a “criminal”.

“Your House must do something. If this House is not interested in me answering questions, then say so, then don’t call me.”

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