The State of the Nation Address is usually a glitzy affair. But, in the light of a struggling economy, Parliament has decided to tone down the event. Speaker, Thandi Modise, says even the gala dinner will be no more. Courtesy #DStv403
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JOHANNESBURG - Some opposition parties have threatened to disrupt the 2020 State of the Nation Address (Sona).
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his fourth Sona in Parliament on Thursday.
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National Assembly Speaker Thandi Modise says should there be any disruption, the rules will be applied.
"We know that the majority of South Africans are anxious and want to listen to the president. We are hoping that our rules will be respected and that all members of parliament will enable us to have a smooth evening," Modise said.
"So we will be applying the rules."