WATCH: 2017 State of the Nation Address live

Catch President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address live on Thursday, 9 February at 7pm.

Final preparations taking place at the Parliament precinct in Cape Town. Taking inspiration from OR Tambo, president Zuma will call on South Africans to unite and move the country forward in his State of the Nation Address tonight. (Photo: GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma will give his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament tonight at 7pm. The theme for Zuma’s fourth SONA is “The year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: unity in action together moving South Africa forward”.

This will be Zuma’s fourth SONA to the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament – National Assembly and National Council of Provinces – since he was re-elected in May 2014.

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WATCH the live stream of the speech below.