The Cape Town City Hall is up and ready for the State Of the Nation Address set for 10 February 2022. This will be the first SONA event to take place outside Parliament.
The year started off rocky with the Parliament busting in flames with Zandile Mafe the denied bail accused behind bars. A while after that further series of fires occurred on sentimental places.
The red carpet is rolled, SANDF march band rehearsed, seating sorted, over 300 MP RSVPs in and hopefully the presidents speech is as ready as the even is. In the readiness of the even the country is devided When it comes to the budgeting of the event, in the beginning it was set to R4 Million and during the statement released the budget will go over the estimated amount.
IFP leader is one of the political parties that say the money spent on preparations could have helped many south Africans who need it the most and for service delivery. Expectations are high as the country expect the president to extend the SRD funding including taking action on the ongoing reports of corruption through Judicial State Capture Inquiry First and Second Part Report.
Eskom assured no loadshedding in time for the address, also the usual drone may not be available due to the site chosen. Based on social media remarks, the youth is not excited about the SONA with many threatening to not watch the event.
The expectation level is high as the country has been thus far tackling many problems at once, creating doubts for a better South Africa for the youth. The eviction of illegal foreigners and banning on certain work category is also one many say they are looking forward to hearing. The event will be broadcasted live on both Radio and Television