Cape Town - When the news broke that the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) has been postponed for the first time in the history of South Africa's democracy, social media users had mixed responses.
On Tuesday, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete announced that Sona will be postponed due to threats of possible violence and disruptions.
South African tweeps questioned the postponement and wondered what this meant for President Jacob Zuma. Many were certain that the Sona postponement meant that Zuma's time in office is drawing to a close.
The delay of #SONA2018 shows the importance of opposition pressure. In years gone by, the ANC would have steamrolled through. Now it can’t. That’s why we need a competitive parliament, whoever wins in 2019. Never again should one party ride roughshod over the people.
Thandie Modise was so adamant #SONA2018 will continue come hell or high water.she underestimated the opposition
Am not impressed with what has just happened to postpone the Sona.how are those expences going to be justified...we have too much money to waste but we don't have maney to save Patients from Life Esidimenibuilding schools and hospitals etc...#SONA2018
SONA hasn’t been postponed before cos of violence&disturbance before.This postponement doesn’t make sense.Lets be real, Its not like Zuma has suddenly become a monster overnight.The ANC’s been shielding him for the last 9 years. They elected him knowing his shortcomings #SONA2018