Zuma Pledges to Woo Investors as Opposition Disrupts Speech

February 11, 2016 8:29 PM

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South African President Jacob Zuma said his administration will slash costs and work closely with business to restore investor confidence in Africa’s second-largest economy and prevent the nation’s credit rating being downgraded to junk.

Zuma’s annual state-of-the-nation speech was disrupted for almost an hour as opposition lawmakers heckled him and repeatedly argued with the parliamentary speaker.

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