- The Democratic Alliance accuses President Ramaphosa of failing the poor and jobless in his first year as leader
- According to Mmusi Maimane, Ramaphosa failed to address structural issues faced by former leader Jacob Zuma
- Maimane says Ramaphosa did not change the lives of South Africans
According to the DA, President Ramaphosa did not deliver changed to South Africans' lives in his first year as leader.
The party took a swipe at President Ramaphosa's promise of a new dawn and called his first year in office the same darkness that preceded it.
As reported by IOL News, The DA's leader, Mmusi Maimane was delivering the party's assessment of the government’s performance for the year when he basically said the President failed.
Maimane also said the President did not do anything to aid the reformation of structural issues that faced the former leader, Jacob Zuma.
The DA also criticised the ANC’s inability to come up with solutions for the unemployment crisis, as the rate is currently at 26.6%.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Maimane predicts the ANC will continue on the same path it has under Zuma and highlighted that not much has been done to prosecute those accused of state capture.
State capture continues to be presented as an aberration of the Zuma Presidency, rather than a system of corruption that is the modus operandi of the ANC as a whole. The policy of cadre deployment, picking civil servants for political loyalty over merit, combined with the elevation of the party and its interests over the state, has opened the way for massive endemic corruption. State capture is not a Zuma phenomenon, it is the way the ANC works.
This comes shortly after President Ramaphosa said government officials must be arrested if found guilty of corruption.
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