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Dept: Nothing untoward about postponement of Ubuntu Awards

President Jacob Zuma was due to attend the ceremony on Saturday night in Cape Town.

Minister of International Relations Maite Nkoana-Mashabane at the 2017 Ubuntu Awards. Picture: @DIRCO_ZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - The International Relations Department says that there's nothing untoward about the postponement of the Ubuntu Awards.

President Jacob Zuma was due to attend the ceremony on Saturday night in Cape Town.

Dirco says that since the State of the Nation Address (Sona) has been postponed, consquent events traditionally hosted post-Sona have been affected.

Spokesperson Clayson Monyela: "The Ubuntu Awards 2018 is one of those events that has been affected consequent to the decision to postpone Sona until further notice."

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