The Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete says there is nothing sinister about some dignitaries not responding to their invitation to attend the opening of Parliament.
Former President Jacob Zuma has not yet accepted an invitation by Parliament’s presiding officers to attend the opening of Parliament next week.
The State of the Nation Address is one of the most anticipated, highly watched and scrutinized speeches to be delivered by a president.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently replying to the Joint State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate.
Most political parties in Parliament have lauded President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address saying it gave South Africans renewed hope.