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This is Why the EFF Decided Not to Interrupt the 2019 SONA

South Africans all waited to see whether or not the EFF would disrupt the State of the Nation Address last night.

Last night, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) in parliament. There were concerns that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), as in previous years, would disrupt the proceedings. However, the comrades were impeccably well-behaved.


Prior to the 2019 SONA, the EFF had threatened that they would disrupt the proceedings if President Ramaphosa did not engage them in a Q&A which centered on his accounting for a large sum of money from the embattled business conglomerate, Bosasa, that was used to pay for his political party's campaign.

In a statement to SAfm, the chairperson of the EFF, Dali Mpofu, said:

"Ramaphosa will be the one disrupting the SONA because we cannot sit when we have a president who has lied. We cannot be addressed by someone on serious matters of the state when he has committed an impeachable offence. So, if Ramaphosa continues without addressing the Bosasa matter, he will be the one disrupting the SONA."

Following the completion of last night's SONA, EFF leader Julius Malema said:

"After the press conference of the EFF, the president had an interview with eNCA, answered the Public Protector, including releasing the statement he has given to the Public Protector. This is the president who says to all of us that he is available to account."


Watch the video that was posted onto the EFF's Twitter page.

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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