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President Jacob Zuma is expected to deliver his final state of the nation address this week, even though there is mounting pressure on the ANC to remove him from office. The address is an important annual political event in which the president sets out the government’s agenda for the year. Opposition parties tried last week to have Thursday’s address postponed until after Zuma has been removed. However, Parliament’s presiding officers were resolute that the address would proceed as scheduled. Now opposition parties are threatening court action. The Sunday Times reported that opposition parties had written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete, indicating that they would approach the courts in a bid to interdict the address. Mbete has been given until the end of Monday to postpone the address. The EFF wrote to Mbete requesting that a vote of no confidence in Zuma be debated and voted on the day before the address. The vote of no confidence, however, has been scheduled for Februar...

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