The bold and the beautiful

The State of the nation address had the usual fanfare, presented some curious onlookers a spectacle and gave others a chance to showcase their taste in fashion.

Thousands of spectators lined the pavements along the route that President Jacob Zuma's motorcade took to Parliament.

Minister Vatiswa Bam-MugwamyaVINTAGE LOOK: DA leader Helen Zille and her spokeswoman, Ntomboxolo Makoba. Photo: Jeffrey AbrahamsTRUE COLOURS: EFF leader Julius Malema crosses the red carpet in a matching outfit. Photo: Jeffrey AbrahamsTRADITIONAL: Mandla Mandela and his wife NodiyalaOn the red carpet, Ansie and Beyers Smit. Photo: Jeffrey AbrahamsFORMAL: DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane and wife Natalie

Members of the various defence force units marched on the route while the Cape Town Highlanders also made their appearance.