Save SA: Zuma won't say anything new in Sona speech

The movement says its event aims to give a voice to ordinary South Africans ahead of President Jacob Zuma's address in Parliament on Thursday.

The Save South Africa campaign held what they’ve called the “real State of the Nation Address” on 8 February 2017. Picture: Monique Mortlock/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Hundreds of people have turned out for Save South Africa’s so-called "real State of the Nation Address" in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The movement says the event aims to give a voice to ordinary South Africans ahead of President Jacob Zuma's address in Parliament on Thursday.

Those in attendance include Congress of the People (Cope) leader Mosiuoa Lekota, Sipho Pityana one of the founders of Save SA and Freshlyground's Zolani Mahola.

Save SA's Lawson Naidoo says the event is aimed at giving ordinary citizens a voice.

Naidoo says they're not expecting Zuma to say anything new on Thursday.

This is Save SA's second "People's Assembly" event. Last year they held a similar mass gathering against state capture in Pretoria.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)