The sitting got off to a rough start when EFF leader Julius Malema raised a point of order, calling for former president FW de Klerk to leave the house.
National Assembly Speaker Modise responded to the leader of the red berets and said: "This sitting has been called for one item only, to give the president the space to address the nation.
We remember, it was said Eskom was going to be doing components so that there can be some improvement, but there is none", he said.
"It is an insult to those who died and were tortured during apartheid under instructions of De Klerk".More news: Valencia midfielder Kondogbia: Pogba will fight-back at Man Utd
EFF members disrupted proceedings which began 90 minutes later when they demanded that former President F W de Klerk be ejected from the gallery and that Pravin Gordhan be fired.
De Klerk served as president from 1989-1994, bringing the apartheid system of racial segregation to an end after negotiating a transition to majority rule.
Modise dismissed the request, saying the presence of De Klerk "is proper" and legal.
The party has repeatedly stated their intention to hold President Cyril Ramaphosa accountable for appointing Pravin Gordhan as Public Enterprises Minister.More news: Retail inflation spikes to 7.59% in January; December IIP at -0.3%
Chants and constant interruptions delayed Ramaphosa's speech to the nation.
Parliament, the national legislature, is the body tasked with providing oversight of the executive, including the president, and as such there are numerous mechanisms, processes and convention through which elected members of Parliament can do that.
Members of Parliament were unanimous in their condemnation of the antics of the EFF on Thursday night, which led to the opening of Parliament being temporarily suspended.More news: Japan confirms first death from coronavirus