This is the one thing you suspect Cyril Ramaphosa DIDN’T want to do after Wednesday’s chaotic showdown with Ace Magashule. But like it or lump it, the president has to face the music with Parliamentary Questions at 14:00 on Thursday 6 May – and we’ve got the live stream for the event right here…
MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA TO ANSWER QUESTIONS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; NCOP CONVENES MINISTERIAL BRIEFING ON TRANSPORT pic.twitter.com/ZzWHI9wUOg
— Parliament of RSA (@ParliamentofRSA) May 5, 2021
Live stream: Cyril Ramaphosa to take questions in Parliament on Thursday 6 May
[The live stream will appear here just before 14:00]
What will Ramaphosa talk about in Parliament?
Ramaphosa will deal with a range of issues, many raised by his political opponents, and a press release from the office of the presidency claims that there will be specific details shared on SA’s vaccination programme. GBV, the crisis in Mozambique, and even the state of Mzansi’s economic recovery will all be up for debate:
“President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday, 06 May 2021, use the occasion of his reply to questions in the National Assembly to provide updates on progress with the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, economic recovery plan, and efforts to end gender-based violence. The President answers questions in the National Assembly once every quarter.”
“Ramaphosa is also reporting on South Africa’s contribution to regional and continental efforts to address the security situation in Mozambique. The President generally answers questions for oral reply in the National Assembly once every quarter. He will also deal with progress in the implementation of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.”
Vaccine rollout under scrutiny
Indeed, let’s hope that The President does have a comprehensive answer about the COVID-19 vaccines up his sleeve – because EFF leader and staunch Ramaphosa critic Julius Malema is ready to land a few ‘jabs’ on this issue.
[At 14h00]: Cyril Ramaphosa will update the National Assembly on the progress with South Africa Covid-19 vaccination programme.
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) May 6, 2021