Ramaphosa has achieved what he set out to do and garnered attention for his party with the launch of the ANC election manifesto. Evidently, not all of it was the kind he had hoped for, with an analyst saying it was the same old routine people have come to expect from the ruling party
The nation's attention was directed towards Cyril Ramaphosa and his party this weekend with the launch of their election manifesto.
However, numerous responses have been less than favorable, with political analyst Sipho Seepe saying that the manifesto was the same old, same old from the ruling party.
“I don’t think the ANC has a creative imagination other than repeating the concerns of the people, one major concern is the issue of jobs and the president had to repeat that.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa had addressed over 80 000 supporters at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban this weekend.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen fired shots at the ruling party, saying that it was the 'same bus, different driver'. Steenhuisen slammed the ruling party for its high levels of corruption, saying that the manifesto 'will do little to unify the ANC at this vote-tipping point in time'.
You can read more about the president's speech here.
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