National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says it is all systems go for the State of the Nation Address on Thursday evening.

Speaking on Morning Live, she says they have managed to spend less money than what was allocated to the event.

She says they have managed to cut down on expenses deemed unnecessary.

“By cutting down on those expenses, close to R2 million was saved”, says Mbete.

Meanwhile, Mbete has refuted reports and speculation that she is anxious about her future as she doesn’t know where she will end up after this year’s elections.

Mbete says she’s only wondering about what’s coming in the next couple of months and that she won’t mind occupying any position.

“No truth to anxiety. The only thing is the curiosity, you just ask yourself what I know is that I had my own use and I’ve since been put in place by being told you will be part of those who will come back here. Whether you’ll be sitting in the back benches or where you’ll be sitting, I am ready. I’m used to that, it’s no big deal really.”

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