WATCH: SONA 2018 to go ahead as planned

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Parliament's presiding officers will brief the media on Thursday on the coming State of the Nation (SONA) address.

Parliament's presiding officers will brief the media on Thursday on the coming State of the Nation (SONA) address.

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Parliament's presiding officers will brief the media on Thursday on the coming State of the Nation (SONA) address.

Parliament's presiding officers will brief the media on Thursday on the coming State of the Nation (SONA) address.

 

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CAPE TOWN - The State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2018 will go ahead as planned.

The address is scheduled for 8 February.

Parliament has not received correspondence from the ANC on whether President Jacob Zuma will deliver the speech.

Opposition parties wanted SONA postponed and are calling for a no-confidence debate in Zuma to be held before the address.

The Economic Freedom Fighters said there’s no way they will permit Zuma from delivering his address.

READ: DA calls for SONA to be postponed

"We can&39;t debate with a criminal, we can&39;t debate with a person that has broken the Constitution," said EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

"If they do not concede or if they do not give us this opportunity to table the motion before SONA, we&39;ll be forced to raise these matters before SONA itself."

But the ANC said as things stand now, Zuma will deliver his address.

"The State of the Nation Address will be delivered by the President of the Republic of South Africa, and that is comrade Jacob Zuma as things stand at this present time," said ANC spokesperson Khusela Diko.