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SONA 2020 in a nutshell

Parliament 6 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address got off to a very rocky start, with the EFF managing to make his night all about themselves. And when the president did finally get to speak, he delivered quite the mouthful.


13 Feb 2020
PREMIUM!
SONA 2020 in a nutshell

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a weighty SONA Address, but not before the EFF managed to steal most of his shine. Picture: Jacques Nelles

“Madam Speaker we have a murderer in the building. De Klerk is a murder who is unrepentant. We please request that he leaves this house for us to have peaceful proceedings.” This statement by EFF leader Julius Malema, right at the start of proceedings, made it instantly clear that the State of The Nation address had no chance of proceeding smoothly, as expectations the past week had already suggested may be the case. But though the EFF managed to significantly disrupt proceedings, they may come off poorer from it, since several calls were made for them to be hit where...

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