‘ANC a victim of its own success’

Nwabisa Makunga, Rochelle de Kock and Mkhululi Ndamase

BREAKING his silence since a wave of violent protests swept through the country in recent weeks, President Jacob Zuma yesterday said the ANC government was a victim of its success.

In a highly anticipated speech which Zuma said was “not to present the programme of action for this year”, he said efforts by the government had transformed South Africa to “a much better place to live in than in 1994”.

Last night’s state of the nation address in parliament was Zuma’s last for his first term in office and a significant one on the eve of what is expected to be a highly contested general election on the 20th anniversary of democracy.

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