Watch live: DA delivers alternative SONA 2021 [video]
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will deliver its alternative State of the Nation Address (SONA 2021) on Monday.
The official opposition’s leader John Steenhuisen warned that no words will be minced when he conveys the DA’s version of SONA.
“South Africans deserve a government that appreciates their hard work, creates an enabling environment and keeps its promises. A credible plan, a strong fight against corruption and bad policy is what our nation needs,” he wrote in a tweet.
South Africans have been badly let down by an incapable state that has neither the ability nor the will to protect lives and livelihoods.— John Steenhuisen MP (@jsteenhuisen) February 8, 2021
Today at 10am I will give an honest reflection of where we are and set out a clear way forward. We must fix this mess! 🇿🇦#TSONA2021 https://t.co/XRxtnuequ2
Watch live: DA delivers alternative SONA 2021
The party has kept its foot on the neck of the government, criticising its handling of the pandemic.
From allegations of looting that was confirmed by the shocking Special Investigating Unit’s report on PPE fraud within state institutions, to the poorly administered vaccine programme, Steenhuisen will provide a critical look at the failed state of the nation.
The alternative SONA 2021 kicks off at 10:00 and you can watch it below: