SONA postponement 'receiving consideration': report

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Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete in parliament

Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete in parliament

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Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete in parliament

Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete in parliament

CAPE TOWN - A request from opposition parties to postpone the President&39;s State of the Nation Address (SONA) "is receiving consideration", the parliament&39;s speaker Baleka Mbete said in a letter to the country&39;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&39;s leadership.

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