SONA 2020 | Groans, delays, an EFF walkout and a surprise vacant seat

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The EFF came into the National Assembly chamber singing, all wearing more or less the same outfits, led by their "commander-in-chief" Julius Malema.

By that time most of the other MPs had already trickled in and taken selfies with their colleagues. Also already seated were Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi and Miss Universe, Zozibini Tunzi, who was seated next to Sinoyolo Qumba, a Grade 11 pupil from Lenasia South, who helped President Cyril Ramaphosa write his speech.

They were in the presidential box in the public gallery, which also included former finance minister Trevor Manuel.

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