Ramaphosa strikes: President talks Zuma and corruption on campaign trail

Ramaphosa strikes: President talks Zuma and corruption on campaign trail

- President Cyril Ramaphosa took shots at his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, at a community meeting

- Ramaphosa referred to the corruption that crippled the ANC under Zuma's reign

- The head of state added they now have a chance to save the country from hitting rock bottom

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On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa threw shade at former head of state Jacob Zuma for the corruption that plagued the country under his rule.

Speaking at a community meeting in the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, Ramaphosa explained how they 'lost' their way the last nine years.

Eyewitness News reported the president added after losing their way, corruption settled in. To express how serious they were about ridding the ANC and country of corruption, Ramaphosa said those found guilty should be jailed.

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Briefly.co.za learned Ramaphosa also pointed out how important his appointment at the Nasrec conference was for rescuing the country.

“After nine years of drifts, we got another chance to put our country on a much better footing, to change this country to where it belongs because this country doesn’t belong at the bottom," he said.

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The ANC is currently focused on campaigning ahead of the 2019 elections. The ruling party's top six and NEC members have spread out to cover all eleven regions in the province.

Staying true to himself, Ramaphosa reiterated the importance of unity. According to reports, the head of state repeated plans to unite all South Africans, regardless of race, demographics and age.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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