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...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now