Confusion over Zuma's attendance at SONA: Parliament admits mistake

Confusion over Zuma's attendance at SONA: Parliament admits mistake

Parliament has admitted to making a mistake when it confirmed that Jacob Zuma would be attending Thursday's State of the Nation Address. A statement issued on social media revealed that the confirmation was premature.

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After getting Mzansi up in arms over former president Jacob Zuma attending tomorrow night's State of the Nation Address, Parliament has retracted its earlier statement. reported that Parliament had confirmed the embattled politician's appearance at the event earlier on Wednesday.

But now, it seems as if the confirmation was made ahead of an actual commitment from Msholozi.

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In a new post, Parliament commented on the situation, revealing that:

"In confirming the list of former presidents who have confirmed attendance of SONA, an earlier tweet erroneously included Former President Jacob Zuma. The confirmation was premature; an accurate update will be given later today. The error is regretted."

Whether Zuma eventually decides to appear or not at President Cyril Ramaphosa's address on Thursday night, Mzansi hadn't been impressed with the situation.

After failing to appear at both the State Capture Inquiry and his corruption trial over the past few months due to a mystery illness, many felt it would be a cheek to attend the glamorous occasion.

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