Outrage at Zuma deployment of army to Parliament
'SANDF always played a ceremonial role in the past at SONA. This is the first time they're going to be deployed to maintain law and order'
Opposition MPs are outraged at President Jacob Zuma's move to deploy army troops to Parliament ahead of the State of the Nation Address. Four hundred and forty one members of the South African National Defence Force will be deployed until Friday‚ the Presidency said in a statement on Tuesday night. The SANDF members will help police "maintain law and order" during the opening of parliament‚ the Presidency said. Opposition parties were quick to criticise the move‚ airing their views on social media within an hour of the statement's release.