Ramaphosa blames Zuma-era for South Africa's current economic woes

Ramaphosa blames Zuma-era for South Africa's current economic woes

- President Cyril Ramaphosa blamed former president, Jacob Zuma, for the country's current economical woes

- The president was in East London on a Thuma Mina campaign when he said the high unemployment rate and corruption are big factors to consider for SA's economical troubles

- He said his government wants to fix things and bring those responsible for looting the state to book

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South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has placed the blame of the country's economic woes at Jacob Zuma's feet.

has blamed the 10 years of former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure for the troubles the country is facing.

Ramaphosa said the high unemployment rate and corruption are key issues he and his government need to tackle, blaming Zuma's decade-long tenure as president for SA's current problems.

On Sunday, the president was at a Thuma Mina campaign in East London. The campaign is aimed at speeding up service delivery in South Africa.

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The president was flanked by NEC members Collen Maine and Nathi Mthethwa. The ANC provincial chair, Oscar Mabuyane, regional chair Pumlani Mkolo and dr WB Rubusana where also in attendance.

According to TimesLIVE, while addressing scores of ANC supporters at the Winter Rose stadium in Mdantsane, Ramaphosa said the government is fixing things, adding that even those who stole from government are on their toes.

"Even those who were stealing money are on their heels, because we want our money back so that we can use it for service delivery. We want to fix things, because we want to create jobs because our people are not working.”

The crowd applauded the president.

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Briefly.co.za learned that ANC senior officials, including the 80 National Executive Committee members, visited several areas in the province this weekend. Their aim was to find out what voters expect from the governing party should it win next year's national elections.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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