>> South Africa's Parliament has assumed its normal, quiet and
] atmosphere. After violent and chaotic scenes, MOD President Jacob Zuma State of the Nation Address several hours ago. Wendell Roelf, Reuters, Cape Town. His speech, a keynote address to the nation, was delayed for several hours. For more than an hour after the radical left economic freedom fighters continuously disrupted his speech.
They were eventually forcibly and physically ejected from the Parliament National Assembly. However, the heavy handed approach by security personnel and the increased securitization of the national assembly has drawn criticism from opposition parties. The Democratic Alliance, South Africa's official opposition is taking the deployment of the soldiers to court.
They are seeking an order declaring the deployment order as unconstitutional and unlawful. President Zuma seemed unperturbed by the chaotic scenes in the chamber. Immediately after delivering a speech late last night, he went to a party organized by the ruling African National Congress. Where he entertained the large crowd, singing his traditional apartheid era liberation songs.
Zuma who is in the second half of a five-year term has survived numerous challenges through his presidency. He survived several votes of no confidence in Parliament, as well as an internal revolt in the ruling INC. But the question on everybody's lips is, what is the legacy the third president of South Africa is leaving?