'We don’t have proof that funds can be used appropriately' — Ayanda Thabethe and other celebs react to the Sona

10 February 2023 - 14:02
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Media personality Ayanda Thabethe and other celebs weigh in on the Sona. File image
Media personality Ayanda Thabethe and other celebs weigh in on the Sona. File image
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President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address received mixed reaction on Thursday evening and some celebrities took to their timelines, weighing in on his speech.

Ramaphosa focused on issues including energy, security, logistics, water and infrastructure.

Actress Nokuthula Mavuso and media personalities Ayanda Thabethe and Khaya Dlanga were among those commenting. 

Khaya was seemingly able to predict the chaos of the EFF disrupting the president's speech which led to them being thrown out of the venue. 

“Now waiting for unnecessary chaos. President will be interrupted. Points of order will take place. People thrown out. Then hours later, the president will speak and give us promises and no proof of what has been [done] to fix the problems,” he wrote. 

Soon after, Khaya said though the president's promises were good to hear, there was no evidence they will be fulfilled. 

“While these sound like good plans, the government has not proven to be equal to the task. While we want our leaders to succeed, history tells us we should view plans with a healthy dose scepticism and demand accountability. Corruption thrived under Covid-19.”

“Afraid we don’t have proof that funds can be used appropriately in this country, even in a state of disaster as with Covid-19,” Ayanda posted.

Read the full Twitter posts below:

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