Former president Jacob Zuma to attend SONA: Parliament confirms

Former president Jacob Zuma to attend SONA: Parliament confirms

- ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule claims that Jacob Zuma is recovering at home

- But Parliament has confirmed that the former president will be attending the State of the Nation Address

- With the controversy of his arrest warrant still hanging in the air, it will be interesting to see if Msholozi actually pitches up

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Following the buzz around Judge Dhaya Pillay issuing a warrant of arrest against former president Jacob Zuma, all eyes are on the politician.

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule claims to have spoken to Zuma's family, confirming that the ex-president is back at home recovering from a mystery illness. reported that the sick note handed in by Zuma's legal team, riddled with discrepancies, had prompted the High Court to issue the warrant in the first place.

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But a statement from Parliament hinted that the former president may add some spice to tomorrow's State of the Nation Address.

Whether or not Zuma will actually attend the highly publicised event or not remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, the ANC put pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver a message of hope and nation-building on Thursday evening.

National Spokesperson Pule Mabe says the ruling party has high hopes for the address:

"We believe that there must be a statement and a message of hope coming out strong, one that begins to energise our people and assures them that things are going to be better. We are going there ourselves, confident and looking forward to a message that will give our people hope."

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