MPs, dignitaries dazzling on the red carpet for Sona

MPs and dignitaries have arrived in style for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela on the red carpet at Parliament ahead of President Jacob Zuma's 2016 State of the Nation address. Picture: Aletta Harrison/ EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Members of Parliament (MPs) and dignitaries have started arriving for President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, but many have given the red carpet a miss this year.

MPs and dignitaries have seemingly toned it down for the red carpet.

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was dazzling in a yellow Gert Johan-Coetzee number.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has also arrived.

Mvezo chief Mandla Mandela and one of his wives again complemented each other with Xhosa-inspired outfits.

He was not accompanied by his new bride Rabia Clarke, who he married over the weekend.

All Pictures by EWN's Aletta Harrison.

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