Immense anxiety is building up around the state of affairs in South Africa, following the recent postponement of the State of the National address by President Jacob Zuma.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, spoke to 702's Stephen Grootes and said the ANC is sorting itself out and they will be able to give certainty in a few hours time.
Mbete alluded that she and all South Africans must wait for the Presidency to communicate on the way forward.
We just have to wait for the Presidency or we will drive ourselves nuts.— Baleka Mbete, National Assembly Speaker
I am not happy about the wait and the anxiety to the nation and our guests.— Baleka Mbete, National Assembly Speaker
Mbete says to plan the state of the nation address (Sona) takes about six months prior to the date. She says that she is confident that they will be ready to go ahead the moment there is certainty.
Extraordinary situations call for extraordinary measures and one must always be ready to adjust— Baleka Mbete, National Assembly speaker
Mbete says for the Budget Speech, everything as of now is going ahead as planned.
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