Deputy President will not attend Govnet pre-SONA dinner

Friday, February 6, 2015

Pretoria - The Office of the Deputy President says it has taken note of a marketing campaign claiming that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the guest of honour at a pre-State of the Nation Address (SONA) gala dinner.

“The Deputy President will not be part of this event in Cape Town on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 and will not, as is being claimed, deliver a keynote address previewing President Jacob Zuma's Address.

“The Office of the Deputy President has no record of the organisers making such an approach to the Deputy President.

“Instead, the Deputy President will be engaging young people at Harare Library in Khayelitsha at 2pm on Wednesday, 11 February where he will discuss the importance of reading and encourage the youth to take interest in important national events like the State of the Nation Address,” said the Presidency on Friday. –

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