The purple carpet has been rolled out forward of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 2023 State of the Nation Handle (SONA) handle which is scheduled to start out at 19:00.
Members of Parliament (MPs) descended on the Cape City Metropolis Corridor — in what we hoped would have been their Sunday greatest — earlier than the joint sitting of the Nationwide Meeting and Nationwide Council of Provinces.
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Activist Lorenzo Davids took to Twitter earlier this week to attraction to media homes to not cowl the SONA 2023 purple carpet occasion which has develop into a show of “disgraceful and raucous opulence”.
“My Annual SONA Attraction to our South African Politicians. It is a name to South African MPs to DRESS DOWN – no costly fits and designer garments and hats – on the opening of Parliament on Feb 9 – as an indication of solidarity with the actual state of the nation and its individuals,”Davids stated.