State of the Twitter Nation
Witty and amusing tweets from the State of the Nation Address 2014.
JOHANNESBURG - The State of the Nation Address (SONA) is a serious affair. Those who follow it out of political interest take the opportunity to tweet genuine comments and concerns.
And then there are the others. Those who wait all year in anticipation for the opportunity to poke fun and make people laugh.
The red carpet event, which tries to rival those preceding some Hollywood award ceremonies, is always entertaining as the fashions get more ridiculous every year.
Here are some of the wittier tweets from the evening:
This man is dressed like Cressida seat covers. SONA pic.twitter.com/8TQoQTwB5N
Nyezi (@siya_THATguy) February 13,
Lindiwe came dressed in white with
small colorful clutch bag. Basically like the DA.
- Chester Missing
(@chestermissing) February 13,
Gunshots. Gauteng MPs drop to the
- Nik Rabinowitz (@nikrabinowitz) February 13,
The speech itself also inspired some amusing responses:
Somebody next to Mac Maharaj is asleep
in the gallery #SONA2014 pic.twitter.com/WPwJpOQgEC
Munusamy (@RanjeniM) February 13,
White South Africans after President
Jacob mentioned the Rhinos.
Kudos to the president's speech
writer, Captain Obvious. Well written.
- Jerm (@mynameisjerm) February 13,
As President wraps up #SONA2014, here's
a summary: "We have a good story to tell. Mandela rocked. I rock, too. Cheers
- Natasha Joseph (@TashJoeZA) February 13,