Ramaphosa finally responds to EFF disruptions

President Cyril Ramaphosa has responded to the disruption caused by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) during the State of the Nation Address on Thursday.

Ramaphosa spoke to the media on Friday shortly after teeing off during the annual Presidential Golf Challenge in Melkbosstrand.

The EFF raised firstly objected to the presence of former President FW de Klerk's before demanding Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan to be fired.

Eyewitness News reporter Babalo Ndenze has more.

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He didn't respond yesterday but today he sounded very sombre when he spoke about yesterday's disruptions for about an hour and a half.

Babalo Ndenze, Parliamentary correspondent - Eyewitness News

He says members of Parliament displayed a disregard for ordinary South Africans who had been waiting anxiously to hear from him and what his speech would entail.

Babalo Ndenze, Parliamentary correspondent - Eyewitness News

Ndenze says Ramaphosa has not indicated what should have been done to the EFF for the disruptions.

He is basically South Africans were done a disservice by the EFF because of those disruptions and he was really disappointed.

Babalo Ndenze, Parliamentary correspondent - Eyewitness News

Listen to the full interview below...


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