SA still in the dark, two days before SONA

File: While the 2018 State of the Nation Address is set to take place on Thursday, South Africans still do not know who will deliver the address. Video: eNCA
A special meeting will be convened on Wednesday by the ANC's NEC. eNCA's Nickolaus Bauer recaps what has happened since the top six met with Jacob Zuma on Sunday evening to decide his fate. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - While the 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA) is set to take place on Thursday, South Africans still do not know who will deliver the address.

Since the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the African Congress (ANC) in December, pressure has been mounting for Zuma to step down from his position as president of the country, but he has consistently resisted these calls.

Opposing groups on Monday marched on Luthuli House, the ANC's headquarters in central Johannesburg.

A group led by the Black First Land First (BLF) group called on Zuma to serve out his term, with ANC members calling for the president’s removal fighting them off.

Meanwhile, an ANC office-bearer was filmed kicking an older woman in the streets, causing an uproar.

VIDEO: Woman brutally assaulted outside Luthuli House

On Monday afternoon, the ANC's National Working Committee (NWC) met at Luthuli House following a meeting late on Sunday between the ANC's top six officials and Zuma at his official residence in Pretoria.

However, by Monday night there was still no word as to the outcome of these meetings.

Parliament says whoever is president of the country will deliver the SONA on Thursday. 

After initially threatening to boycott SONA, opposition parties said they would attend, but wanted a motion of no confidence in Zuma to be debated before the SONA could proceed. 

 

 

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