The Democratic Alliance is not happy with the African National Congress' manifesto plan and openly criticised it. According to the DA, the president did not offer any substantial promises that aren't empty words.
According to the DA, they are the only party that wants to better South Africa. Mmusi Maimane, the DA's leader, said the ANC"s manifesto is nothing but empty promises.
Maimane added that this proves the ruling party has not changed. A report by Daily News indicates that Maimane said this after the manifesto was launched in Durban.
As reported on by Briefly.co.za, the election manifesto was launched after a week of campaigning for the ruling party, with President Ramaphosa delivering to a stadium full of eager supporters.
Maimane accused President Ramaphosa of lacking leadership.
At a time of acute racial division in our country, the President offered no leadership on how we can come together as a country and build One South Africa for All.
The DA is the only party pursuing the vision of shared prosperity. Most of what he promised has already been promised over and over again by previous presidents, and have never been delivered on. Ramaphosa showed no sense of urgency.
All of his solutions are long term and slow, when South Africa needs urgent change now.
According to a report by News24, Maimane also said that Ramaphosa made no new promises and that previous presidents made the same vows but did not deliver.
Nothing shows this more than his empty, pointless words on job creation. Ramaphosa promises 275 000 new jobs a year, but in his first year in the Presidency, South Africa lost 278 000 jobs.
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