MPs and guests have packed the National Assembly chamber on Thursday, as they await the arrival of President Jacob Zuma ahead of his tenth State-of-the-Nation Sddress (Sona).

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#SONA2017 – MPs pack National Assembly ahead of SONA

PARLIAMENT – MPs and guests have packed the National Assembly chamber on Thursday, as they await the arrival of President Jacob Zuma ahead of his tenth State-of-the-Nation Sddress (Sona).

Zuma is expected to address a joint sitting of the National Assembly (NA) and National Council of Provinces at 7pm.

MPs, diplomats, guests, and journalists had to be seated at 6pm to open the red carpet for Zuma’s procession, which would include the deputy president, NA speaker, NCOP chairwoman Thandi Modise, the chief justice and provincial high court judge presidents, and premiers.

Televisions are set up across the chamber so the pomp and ceremony happening outside can be viewed before Zuma enters the House.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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