According to political analyst, Ralph Mathekga, says ANC MPs are growing weary of defending President Zuma's controversial dealings.
702's Debora Patta (standing in for Xolani Gwala) engages the analyst on Zuma's position within the ANC, while taking a special look at recent developments in the SONA debate.
Listen to the conversation below:
President Zuma's been in office for 6 years. How much of that time has the governing party spent defending him?— Ferial Haffajee (@ferialhaffajee) February 16, 2016
It is very important to see how ANC members were quiet in parliament and didn't rush to make points of order.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
The manner in which President Zuma carries himself is a reflection of how he sees support from his own party.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
Those who are willing to stand by him will be the usual suspects who don't have credibility.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
You can imagine how frustrated the DA is with the EFF... It's a very strategic kind of opposition, I just don't know how sustainable it is.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst
Some of the crises that face President Zuma have been there since day one. I don't think there will be any drastic measures.— Ralph Mathekga, political analyst