Zuma arrives at opening of Parliament

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Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma arrived at Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday to deliver his state-of-the-nation address.

The president entered through Parliament's lower gate shortly after 6.45pm, and proceeded up the red carpet to the National Assembly, where he is set to take the national salute.

Earlier, Zuma's motorcade swept up Adderley Street, the president himself travelling in a white, armoured Mercedes-Benz minibus, proceeded by motorcycle outriders.

He was met at the entrance by National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu and National Council of Provinces chairman Mninwa Mahlangu.

They accompanied Zuma, who was dressed in a dark suit, a white shirt and a steel-grey tie, to the entrance to the National Assembly.

He will deliver his address at 7pm in the House. - Sapa

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