Must be the suits and the ties


We were so busy fussing over the unprecedented amount of pink, African print and high-shine sequins that showed up on SONA2017 red carpet that we almost didn’t pay any attention to the evening's male attendees.

The men this year really stepped up their fashion sense and did not sticking to the convertional black suit and chunky ties.There were really out guys that matched so well with their partners.

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Minister of Sports Fikile Mbalula and his wife Nozuko. PICTURE: Aphiwe FredericksChief Mandla Mandela and wife Rabia Clarke in traditional Xhosa attire. PICTURE: Aphiwe FredericksMusician Arthur Mafokate and Deputy Minister Mdu Manana. PICTURE: InstagramMayor of Ekurhuleni, Mzwandile Masina and his wife Sinazo. PICTURE: Aphiwe FredericksMinister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and his wife Norma. PICTURE: Aphiwe Fredericks

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As usual the Gigabas didn’t disappoint, looked dapper in a tailored three-piece navy suit complimenting Norma’s dress by designer Gert Johann Coetzee’s so well. Of course he wasn't the only one to bring it, fellow ministers Fikile Mbalula and Mduduzi Manana proved to be a dapper lot in their sharp tuxes.

See our 7 picks for the best dressed men at the 2017 State Of the Nation Address on the gallery above.

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