Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, South Africa will be missing the red carpet for the State of the Nation Address today. The red carpet always brings joy to Mzansi with some outrageous outfits that end up trending during the night.
All eyes will be on President Cyril Ramaphosa tonight as he addresses the nation on the government's response to Covid-19. One thing is missing tonight, the iconic red carpet.
Briefly.co.za takes a look at what the country will be missing about the red carpet for tonight's address.
1. Minister Bheki Cele and his wife Thembeka
Minister of Police Bheki Cele and his wife Thembeka always serve looks for every SONA. This year, viewers will be missing seeing the usually serious minister let loose wearing a suit. Last year, the couple turned heads as they dressed to the nines.
Bheki Cele was looking dapper in a classic black suit and Thembeka stunned in a gold dress.
2. The late Minister Jackson Mthembu
South Africans were heartbroken after learning that the late Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu had passed away. This year, his presence is felt as South Africa continues to mourn him after he succumbed to Covid-19 complications.
In 2020, Minister Mthembu and his wife Thembi turned heads on the red carpet. May his soul rest in peace.
3. Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her elegance
Being one of the youngest ministers in the cabinet comes with a lot of pressure but the Minister of Telecommunications keeps it classy at all times.
In 2020, Ndabeni-Abrahams stunned everyone when she showed up to the SONA wearing a peach number. And ofcourse, the minister wasn't afraid to show a bit of leg too.
In other news about SONA, Briefly.co.za reported that South Africans shared their thoughts about the possible outcome. The 2021 State of the Nation Address (SONA) is scheduled for 7pm on Thursday, 11 February.
The SONA will be held with a small number of people as per Covid-19 regulations within South Africa. Demonstrations and protests will have designated areas, however, no civilian aircrafts will be permitted in the restricted airspace. SAns have also taken to Twitter to discuss what the possible outcome of the SONA will be.
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