South Africa's new president? Cyril Ramaphosa set to deliver the Sona, says ANC

South Africa's new president? Cyril Ramaphosa set to deliver the Sona, says ANC

On Tuesday, the ruling party's secretary-general Ace Magashule said Cyril Ramaphosa would be delivering the state of the nation address (Sona).

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The Sona was initially set for 8 February, but opposing party's pressed for the postponement of the event until after Zuma's removal.

Magashule said if there has to be a Sona, it would be addressed by Ramaphosa. However, he added the Sona was not "constitutional legal requirement".

The SowetanLIVE reported Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete said during the announcement of the postponed Sona, the Budget speech would not be delayed.

Briefly.co.za gathered it would be uncommon for a Budget speech to take place before the president delivered annual Sona.

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After announcing the ANC would recall Zuma, Magashule said their decision was not based on any wrongdoing on his part, since he had not been found guilty by any court of law

According to Magashule, the decision was made in regards to the matter of of two centres of power.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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