President Jacob Zuma will deliver his fourth State of the Nation (SoNA) to the country in a joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament since he was re-elected in May 2014.
Today hosts the last state of the nation address that Zuma will give as leader of the African National Congress (ANC), since his term as the country’s president will expire in 2 years (2019).
The President will provide an update on the implementation of the Programme of Action based on the National Development Plan (NDP) and also deliver procedures that will be made by Government to respond to the various challenges that the country is facing.
In terms of the many disruptions caused by political parties, during debates in Parliament it has been reported that President Zuma has deployed 441 soldiers to help the police maintain law and order as he opens Parliament.
The theme for SoNA 2017 , “The Year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: Unity in Action Together Moving South Africa Forward”, will be followed by a debate in the National Assembly and the President’s reply to the debate. The President is scheduled to speak at 7pm, this evening