#SONA2017 Predictions: What are people saying?

Besides providing South Africans with the best memes and fashion faux pas, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, is set to address some key issues that affect South Africans at Parliament.

Considering the tumultuous year the country has had, many are expecting President Jacob Zuma to tackle issues around the drought and water crisis, the Esidimeni Life victims, land reform, the economy and plans for the year.

The South African government always knows how to put a positive spin on things. They tweeted:

However, these are not reflected in what people are predicting for SONA this year according to Twitter #SONA2017Predictions. Here are some of your predictions for SONA 2017:

Opposition parties

Last year Economic Freedom Front (EFF) shook things up at SONA calling into question the president’s fitness to run the country after many dubious decisions he had made and his failure to address some of the most important issues in the country.

According to you, this year should be no different.



Disruptions and chaos

We have all seen some spine chilling disruptions and chaos erupt from parliament including opposition parties like the EFF being ushered out by parliament security. According to your predictions, the 441 soldiers and the military vehicles accompanying the president today, chaos this year again looks to be inevitable.


The President’s unique sense of humour

President Jacob Zuma is known for his nonchalant demeanor and unique sense of humour in parliament. According to your predictions, this year will be much the same.

According to these tweets, it’s bound to be yet another entertaining and gripping SONA.


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