If we wanted comedy, we would've queued for a comedy show, not to vote
PICTURE: TREVOR SAMSON Numerous political and economic analysts have argued that President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address pandered to the ratings agencies that are almost certainly going to downgrade SA’s sovereign rating to junk.The Presidency waited far too late to provide the reassurances markets have been seeking, literally for years, on policy clarity and the implementation of its plans, the National Development Plan in particular.Continuing in the spirit of wasting opportunities, the president’s speech writers neglected to recognise the significance of the address as one of the few occasions on his yearly calendar when the president is mandated to report to all citizens on the status of the nation.The millions of South Africans who tuned in to hear the president address their anxieties about the parlous path on which SA finds itself were truly disappointed.But who did the opposition leaders have in mind when responding to the state of the nation?Who did Mmusi Maimane...
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