The postponement of the state of the nation address (Sona) has had a limited impact on the ongoing work of parliamentary committees, Parliament said on Thursday. In an unprecedented move earlier this week, Parliament’s presiding officers announced that the address, which was meant to take place on Thursday evening, would be deferred. President Jacob Zuma had also written to the presiding officers requesting a postponement of the address, amid growing uncertainty about his future as head of state. The ANC leadership is said to be concluding transition negotiations that will see Zuma stepping down as president of the country. "The presiding officers wish to reassure South Africans that Parliament’s work, which resumed during the first week of January 2018, is continuing in line with the Constitution," said Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo. "Through the official structures of Parliament, such as committees and other multi-party forums, the institution is hard at work, fulfilling ...

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