South Africa's Zuma to face hostility when parliament opens

February 12, 2015 9:57 AM

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South Africa's Zuma to face hostility when parliament opens

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma is expected to receive a hostile reception when he opens parliament on Thursday, with opponents set to challenge him over graft allegations and the weakening economy.

Zuma's first State Of The Nation speech since winning an election last May should have been a welcome opportunity for him to highlight the achievements of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and its plans for the year ahead.

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