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SONA2022: Politicians React To President Ramaphosa’s State Of The Nation Address

He popped on the medium yesterday, Thursday, February 10, to speak about the state of the nation, but some politicians among his supposed audience were unimpressed and they made fun of his “cheap suit.”

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa was addressing South Africans in what is known as the state of the nation address (SONA), a regular affair from the presidency to clue the Rainbow Nation in on the journey so far.

The presidency highlighted key points of the speech, but the likes of Julius Malema were completely unimpressed. As usual, the tempestuous EFF leader fired critically, “Why is the president telling us about his shoes and his cheap suit?”

Never a big fan of the current president, Julius Malema, who has been gunning for the presidency of for a while, is more for the development of local industries. And he feels there ought to be a sense of urgency in hiring and procuring locally – something he thinks the government has obstinately refused to address.

For John Steenhuisen, leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), there’s a long way to go. He is adamant that unless addresses water, safety and electricity issues, it will have difficulty attracting foreign investments. See the video below.

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