The acting Secretary to Parliament, Baby Tyawa, is currently determining the costs involved in postponing the State of the Nation Address (SONA).

On Tuesday, the Presiding officers of Parliament postponed this year’s SONA from Thursday to an undetermined date, citing possible disruption of the event.

About R4.3 million has been budgeted for the event.

Spokesperson for Parliament, Moloto Mothapo, says they believe that they won’t exceed their budget, as spending trends in the past few years indicates that they always spend less than the budgeted amount.

“The Speaker of the National Assembly has instructed the Acting Secretary to Parliament, who is the accounting officer of the institution, to begin a process of determining what are the implications of Tuesdays postponement… and that will include the financial implications with regard to the preparations, for this be given… very soon that report will be handed over to the institution.”

 

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