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Mon May 30 14:42:46 SAST 2016

Sona: Coming soon to a prison near you

TMG Digital | 09 February, 2016 11:19
Jacob Zuma will have a captive audience on Thursday. File photo
Image by: Foto24 / Lerato Maduna / Gallo Images

The Department of Correctional Services announced on Tuesday that it will hold a “public viewing” of the president’s State of the Nation Address at the Boksburg Correctional Centre A “for offenders‚ officials and stakeholders inside the correctional facility”.

“Offenders form a very important part of society and all decisions that the government take and implement affects them directly or indirectly‚ so it is important that they get an opportunity to view and deliberate on the address by the president‚” the statement said.

“The Independent Electoral Commission will also present to offenders the election/electoral processes.”

The department described it as a “good initiative for the development and promotion of active participation and involvement of our offenders in building our society”.

A promotional poster accompanying the statement boasted: “Catch LIVE! The State of the Nation Address at a Public Viewing Screen near you‚ the address is broadcast live from Parliament‚ Cape Town.”

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