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SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South Africa's President, during the 2021 State of the Nation Address (11/02/2021)

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SA: Cyril Ramaphosa: Address by South Africa's President, during the 2021 State of the Nation Address (11/02/2021)

President Cyril Ramaphosa

12th February 2021

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Speaker of the National Assembly (NA), Ms Thandi Modise,
Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Mr Amos Masondo,
Deputy President David Mabuza,
Former President Thabo Mbeki and Mrs Mbeki,
Former Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,
Former Deputy President Baleka Mbete,
Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and esteemed members of the Judiciary,
Ministers and Deputy Ministers,
Honourable members of the NA,
Honourable members of the NCOP,
Dean of the European Region, representing the diplomatic corps, His Excellency, Mr Beka Dvali, 
Distinguished guests,
Fellow South Africans,

On this day, 31 years ago, President Nelson Mandela walked out of the gates of Victor Verster Prison a free person, a living embodiment of the resilience and courage of the South African people.

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