ANC deputy president David Mabuza's swearing in has been postponed.
The Sharks will be without the services of a few players who have minor niggles ahead of their clash against the Lions.
His comments come after Lonmin said it plans to cut 4 100 workers at platinum mines that are being closed down.
Police are on the hunt for an employee of Annette Kennealy, who was found murdered on her farm near Makhado in Limpopo.
For South Africans, there is no escape from the reality of the country's bitter history of painful failure in World Cup knockout games.
If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about the reform and repair of government he needs the ANC to let Parliament get on with its job.