President Jacob Zuma has dismissed suggestions that the country is headed in the wrong direction and degenerating into a "failed state". A relaxed and buoyant Zuma instead accused opposition MPs of being "drugged" by negative propaganda and of neglecting their parliamentary duties. Zuma was closing the debate on his budget that started on Wednesday‚ in which he was attacked by opposition MPs who called him "President Gupta" as they claimed he was leading the country astray. He also dismissed allegations that the Gupta family had captured the state as nothing but "allegations and rumours". "Honourable [Sejamothopo] Motau‚ SA is not on the road to being a failed state. Unless you are living in another country‚ a SA we don’t know. You need to free yourself from your party’s propaganda and honestly track the progress that SA is making. You will feel proud to have been a leader during this period in our democratic transition." Zuma said things would be better for the DA MP‚ who was not p...

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