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The National Assembly is set for another showdown as members of Parliament discuss President Jacob Zumas speech.

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CAPE TOWN - A joint sitting of Parliament is set to debate President Jacob Zuma’s State of the National Address on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Zuma delivered his address last Thursday, amid chaos in the National Assembly.

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Violence erupted when members of the Economic Freedom Fighters party (EFF) were forcibly removed after repeatedly interrupting the president.

PICTURED: EFF leader Julius Malema (C) comes under pressure as security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Cape Town on 9 February 2017. CREDIT: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

The Democratic Alliance (DA) also walked out.  

Today's debate begins at 2pm local time.

Zuma will respond to the issues raised on Thursday.

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