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A sea of colour at SONA 2014 - PHOTOS

Mandla Mandela and his wife on the red Picture: GCIS
Mandla Mandela and his wife on the red Picture: GCIS

The parliamentary precinct was a sea of colour as MPs started arriving ahead of President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation address.

Fur and feathers were popular among MPs.

Instead of posing for the hoards of frustrated photographers gathered outside the Old Assembly building, many MPs simply walked past.

Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and her husband Thato arrive for the 2014 State of The Nation Address.

Sbusiso Radebe, ANC MP, was dressed in an Arabic-styled white robe and head dress, and finally stopped after being hailed by journalists.

"It's simple, not complicated. That's what I like and that's what I am," Radebe said.

Maynumuna Barry from the Embassy of Guinea

ANC MP Beverly Abrahams looking flowery

DA leader Helen Zille

Zizi and Zama Kodwa


Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bheki Cele and his wife


Minister Malusi Gigaba and partner

Former Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe with his wife Gugu Mtshali during the State of the Nation Address.