We predicted what we'd like to see our politicians wear to the State of the Nation Address, suggesting that local designers such as Thula Sindi, Sindiso Khumalo, Quiteria & George and Gert-Johan Coetzee dress our political figures.
But some of our users had alternative suggestions and sentiments...
The red carpet is a complete watse of time and taxpayers money.— Cheryl Tuckett (@cltkidlit) February 7, 2019
How about "Dignity and Integrity" for a change ??????— Ashil Singh (@AshilSingh1) February 7, 2019
Orange overalls— rowland cunningham (@bhanaC) February 7, 2019
We hear you and we're cringing with you.
But these 10 looks spotted on the #SONA2019 red carpet do deserve a mention:
The Deputy Minister of Communications' emerald green gown is the 'GJC canary yellow dress' of 2019. A sure win.
Desbo Mohono and Thandi Modise
MEC Desbo Mohono and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces look rather print-cess like in their chic dresses.
Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane
The Public Protector dazzled in a B Mashilo Designs gown.
I don’t know about other designers but I always get goosebumps when I hear my name on Tv , I always cry abit ?????? because wow this is truly what I’ve always wanted to do !Honored to have dressed our Public Protector for the #SONA2019 #SONA19 @PublicProtector @AdvBMkhwebane pic.twitter.com/oNol2Cc7qn— BMashiloDesigns (@BMashiloDesigns) February 7, 2019
Prof Mamokgethi Phakeng
The Fab Academic lived up to her name in African print and a pretty pink hue.
Phumzile van Damme
Coordinating in gold with her sister Qiniso.
The ANC MP's glasses are an absolute vision. Pun intended.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa's partner's dress in a flattering, standout orange dress. We love it.
Making a bold statement in red.
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