Cyril Ramaphosa disarms opposition at Sona with ‘band’ joke
He told a smiling Julius Malema that he would sing the Hugh Masekela song should the EFF leader win the national election
President Cyril Ramaphosa took to the podium for his second annual state of the nation address (Sona) on a charm offensive on Thursday, aimed at his key opponents in the opposition benches, EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane. Ahead of the gathering, Malema had threatened to disrupt Ramaphosa's address should he fail to take the nation into his confidence over the R500,000 donated to his campaign for the ANC presidency by Gavin Watson.
He is the CEO of corruption-accused facilities company Bosasa. The EFF gave Ramaphosa until the end of January to do so.