- The 2020 State of the Nation Address has just concluded and some of the moments will live long in the memory
- There were spats between politicians and some surprising announcements in President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech
- SONA sparked a diverse range of reactions, from the comical to the sublime
President Cyril Ramaphosa wrapped up his 2020 State of the Nation Address and a number of highlights stood out.
There was the customary disruption caused by the EFF, but many other standout moments as well.
As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise had her hands full, but ruled with an iron fist.
One of the earliest talking points was of course the war of words between the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and the ANC's Boy Mamabolo.
Many were also taken aback when the EFF strongly criticised former president FW De Klerk and demanded that he be escorted out of the building.
The actual address itself was eye-catching as well and Ramaphosa shared some notable developments.
Former DA leader Mmusi Maimane wasn't impressed and shared a scathing tweet.
He rounded off the post by saying, "Compact this. Compact that. It’s enough. We don’t want DSTV compact. We need a real plan of action, not more talk that you will create jobs later."
Mbaks was his usual playful self and made reference to Ramaphosa's cheeky comments relating to marijuana.
After the EFF exited the address, Julius Malema showed no remorse for the disruption caused by the red berets.
Juju somewhat insulted one of the reporters as he heavily criticised Pravin Gordhan.
Following the event, numerous politicians displayed optimism regarding the plans proposed, but had reservations regarding some of the practical aspects.
Briefly.co.za gauged some of the general social media commentary and South Africans weren't blown away by what they saw.
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