In pictures: SONA – the glitz, gaffes and gall
- Greg Nicolson
- South Africa
- 14 Feb 2014 (South Africa)
Parliament was officially opened for 2014 on Thursday evening. It was President Jacob Zuma’s last State of the Nation address of his first term and the final Kgalema Motlanthe will attend as Deputy President. GREG NICOLSON was there to see the glitz, gaffes, and gall.
A guest leaves Parliament after Zuma’s address.
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe cheers as Zuma delivers his speech.
Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande laughs at Zuma’s announcement that more will be done to improve the study of sign language.
Minister of Public Enterprises Malusi Gigaba and Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa also laugh at the sign language reference, looking towards ANC officials in the gallery and making hand gestures in reference to Thamsanqa Jantjie.