DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday delivered an alternative State of the Nation Address in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
Maimane says the party wants to ensure citizens who feel 'left behind' in SA's democracy are included in the address.
I wanted to position clearly the levels of unemployment and poverty as well as the young people who are left behind.— Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA
He says the DA is continuing to lobby for the postponement of Sona with the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete.
We can't ask someone facing criminal charges to deliver the State of the Nation Address, says Maimane.
I don't intend for there to be mayhem or chaos in Parliament, in fact, I think Parliament is a very important institution that must be protected.— Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA
If a motion is tabled and debated properly, of course we will support it because we believe Jacob Zuma must go, but it mustn't be done in a way that doesn't uphold the rules of Parliament.— Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA
The only State of the Nation I would listen to is for Jacob Zuma to resign...— Mmusi Maimane, Leader of the DA
To hear more of this interview with Mmusi Maimane, listen below: