WATCH: Ramaphosa replies to Sona debate

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to reply to criticism of his State of the Nation Address this afternoon. Opposition parties want him to come clean on campaign donations.

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CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa says the State of the Nation Address (Sona) is just a guide of government's vision for the country.

“We agree with [Patricia] de Lille who observed that Sona shows us a picture and …… a framework, it’s about articulating a vision and a direction for government progress. Ministers will provide details on the budget vote of various department, guided by the election manifesto,” he said.

“This Sona was about setting out 7 priorities of the administration, namely economic transformation and job creation; education, skills and health, consolidating the social wage through reliable and quality basic services, spatial integration, human settlements and local government, social cohesion and safe communities, a capable, ethical and developmental state and a better Africa and world,” he added.

Ramaphosa delivered the Sona last week.

WATCH: Sona debate

On Tuesday, opposition parties participated in a parliamentary debate to discuss the President's Sona.

They called on him to work with the Public Protector and her investigation into donations made by Bosasa to his Presidential campaign.


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