- Ramaphosa took the stand to apologize to Tutu for the hardship her was put through by the ANC
- The meeting took place at Tutu's home on Thursday and a video of the exchange of words was released
- Tutu was extremely grateful for the apology and thanked him by giving Ramaphosa’s government his blessing.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa did the right thing and said sorry to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
The apology that President Cyril Ramaphosa offered Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was the fact that the Archbishop was put through a tough and unfair time where he had lost confidence in the ANC’s leadership and the President expressed regret for that.
They met at Tutu’s house in Hermanus on Thursday.
During the apartheid era, Tutu prayed that the government at the time would fall. Losing faith in the ANC, Tutu had the same approach to his disappointment of the government. In 2011 he then again prayed that the ANC too would fall.
Tutu’s dissatisfaction with the ANC was the decision they made not to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama, who is a dear friend of Tutu. Dalai Lama wanted to visit South Africa and take part in Tutu’s birthday celebrations.
After this incident, Tutu, during a press conference, showed his anger and frustration towards the leaders of the ANC. He remarked that the ANC should watch out and not become too complacent even though they had won all the election since 1994, reported News 24.
Tutu seeing as a respected citizen of the country, was criticising the ANC government, headed by Jacob Zuma at the time.
His criticism was on going against the government that refused to help Tibetans who were in a time of need, suffering cruelty by the Chinese.
'This must not be a false dawn'
A small clip was taken which shows Ramaphosa apologized. Ramaphosa how hurtful it was to witness the Archbishop, so loved by the South African people, conveying his loss of hope and confidence.
Briefly.co.za learnt that after the apology, Ramaphosa assured the Archbishop that they will regain his confidence and make him proud.
Tutu was in high spirits and acknowledge Ramaphosa’s apology by giving Ramaphosa’s government his blessing.
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Tutu also conceded that they pray on a regular basis for Ramaphosa and his colleagues and said “that this must not be a false dawn."
All those in attendance of meeting were pleasantly surprised at Tutu’s overjoyed reaction. He comment that since Ramaphosa took over from Zuma, there is a scene of hope that has spread over the country.
Tutu is of the opinion that South Africa is almost at the point where the can achieve what is meant for that reason thanks is given to God for the leadership of Ramaphosa and his colleagues.
Success is the only way, Tutu told Ramaphosa, failure is not in the cards!
"You have to succeed, failure is not an option," Tutu said.
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Source: Briefly News