Coming up on 3rd Degree
Not The Presidential DebateBroadcast date:
21 April 2009 at 21h30Channel:
e.tv and the eNews Channel
In South Africa almost a quarter of the population is unemployed, more people are living with HIV/AIDS than in any other country and government corruption continues to make headlines.
These are some of the issues the party candidates must address and attempt to solve in what many regard as the most important election since 1994.
3rd degree wanted to host a Presidential debate but the ANC says that Jacob Zuma doesn’t debate and COPE gave the impression that they couldn't decide on who it's real president is so Debora Patta's hosting Not the Presidential Debate. All the major political parties will be in the studio to answer questions, just not all the presidential candidates.
In an hour-long live special, a day before the election, the show will debate with ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, DA Leader Helen Zille, COPE Deputy President Mbhazima Shilowa, ID Leader Patricia de Lille and UDM Leader Bantu Holomisa.
The questions posed to them: where do they all stand on issues such as the economy, crime, corruption and health?