South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the latest incidence of the government's failure to help the people as a collapse of governance.
He was speaking at the inclusive growth conference of the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation in the Drakensburg.
Ramaphosa spoke candidly of how bad governance was failing the people.
“We have seen just how governance is collapsing… When hospitals run short of medicine, when housing projects remain unfinished and when schools run out of books we know that our institutions are failing our people. I want that to come to an end.”
Ramaphosa warned that when state institutions do not have the best interests of the people at heart then the people lose trust in them.
He promised that under his leadership the government will confront these challenges which effect state enterprises, municipalities and law enforcement agencies.
The DA has been particularly critical of the situation in the North West which saw numerous protests as the people demanded the removal of former premier Supra Mahumapelo. HE came under fierce criticsim for the failure of the department in health in the province.
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