#SONA2017 has brought us many puzzling and strange moments in preparation of the president’s official speech earlier on today.

The Economic Freedom Fighters channeled rock band retro at the opening of Parliament in “No Fear” t-shirts, but the truly brave went for lots of cleavage, heels, netting and bold ANC colours.

“It is new. It means bring it on SANDF,” said feisty EFF MP Leigh-Ann Mathys, who wore red Converse sneakers that matched her overalls.

The party promised to disrupt President Jacob Zuma’s speech as it did last year, prompting a member of the state security ministry to quip: “There’s no off-the-record here, they said it on twitter, so we know it will happen”.

Not even the spies immediately knew the identity of the woman who arrived wearing a short green and gold dress with a plunging neckline and a green transparent overlay, 10 inch heels and a black and green hat, which was rouched like a cabbage rose.

She was later revealed to be Dikiledi Mathlangu from the Mpumalanga government.

We round up the ten best-dressed members of parliament in the gallery above

Their outfits remind us that even when things are looking intense, there’s always great fashion to cheer us up…

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