Only dead fish go with the flow
20 February 2017 19:50 (South Africa)
South Africa

In pictures: #SONA2017

  • Leila Dee Dougan
    Leila Dee Dougan
  • South Africa
Security personnel after the briefing by Phalane. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan/ Daily Maverick.

It was an absurd juxtaposition – VIPs preparing to have their outfits discussed on the red carpet as protestors, the military and riot police prepared for a tense SONA2017. LEILA DOUGAN was there with her camera. (Watch this space for updates.)

You spin me right round, baby, right round: Zizi Kodwa has the floor. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan

 

 Ready for action: ANC supporters nail their colours to the mast. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan

 

Waiting game: Police vans outside Parliament. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan

 

 

A sea of blue: Security forces assemble. Photos by Leila Dee Dougan

Fortress: Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phalane addresses media after a security forces personnel meeting. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan

Say a little prayer for you: Security forces bow their heads in prayer ahead of SONA. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan

This way please, sir:  Security staff after being briefed by Phalane. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan

 Main photo: Security forces prepare for SONA 2017. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan/ Daily Maverick

  • Leila Dee Dougan
    Leila Dee Dougan
  • South Africa

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