On 14 February, various South African political parties met at City Hall in Cape Town to participate in the Joint State of the Nation Address (SONA) Debate.
Police Minister Bheki Cele accused EFF leader Julius Malema and Nation Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole of attempting to concoct an elaborate plot against him.
During the State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa made several announcements that pointed to efforts to centralise power within the government.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that one of the government's plans for 2022 is to introduce regulations that make cannabis and hemp production and trade easier.
Video footage has circulated online showing SAPS officers denying EFF members entry to Cape Town's City Hall to attend the 2022 State of the Nation Address.
John Steenhuisen and Julius Malema believe that President Ramaphosa does not trust his Cabinet to head task teams in the Presidency, so he appointed outsiders.