SONA postponement 'receiving consideration': report

Opposition parties have asked for the State of the Nation Address to be postponed, however National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete has rejected these request. eNCA's Lester Kiewet provides insight as to how today's meeting could possibly go. Video: eNCA
File: A request from opposition parties to postpone the President's State of the Nation Address (SONA) "is receiving consideration", Reuters reported. Photo: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - A request from opposition parties to postpone the President's State of the Nation Address (SONA) "is receiving consideration", the parliament's speaker Baleka Mbete said in a letter to the country's main opposition party seen by Reuters.

Opposition parties want the state of the nation speech, which President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to deliver on Thursday, postponed until after a no-confidence vote on Zuma's leadership.

READ: Zuma summons ministers

The speaker of parliament has scheduled the no-confidence vote for 22 February.

Reuters

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