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SONA: A short version

18 June 2014, 10:00

For those of you who have work to do, and do not have time to waste, here is a shortened version of State of the Nation speech, as read by President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the Joint Sitting of Parliament in Cape Town, on 17 June.

“The Speaker of the National Assembly, The Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces; Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Deputy Chairperson of the NCOP, Deputy President of the Republic, Honourable Cyril Ramaphosa, Former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, Honourable Chief Justice of the Republic, and all esteemed members of the Judiciary, Honourable Ministers and Deputy  Ministers, Premiers and Speakers of Provincial Legislatures, Chairperson of SALGA, and all local government leadership, Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, The Heads of Chapter 9 Institutions, Leaders from all sectors, Members of the diplomatic corps, Honourable members, Distinguished guests Fellow South Africans.

Good evening, sanibonani, molweni, riperile, dumelang, ndi madekwana, die Boere se moere.

Blah, blah, blah. Hanna, hanna, hanna. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

And I promise: Blah, blah, blah. Hanna, hanna, hanna. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Together let us move South Africa forward.

Blah, blah, blah. Hanna, hanna, hanna. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

I thank you.”

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