Mmusi Maimane, leader of the Democratic Alliance, has slammed President Ramaphosa's State of The Nation Address. He said Ramaphosa made unrealistic promises and is it shows that he is not in touch with reality.
In an opinion piece written by Mmusi Maimane, he accuses President Ramaphosa of making promises that are very unrealistic.
Maimane said South Africa must be wary when President Ramaphosa talks of concepts like renewal and unity because he means unity of the ANC, not South Africa.
According to Maimane, the promises made by the president shows that he is not in touch with reality, and that promising things like expensive tablets to children that can't really read is like “promising fancy running shoes to someone in a wheelchair”.
Maimane also slammed the president's promise to nationalise health care. He says the government doesn't even have 'the pilot right' and can't even fix public hospitals and clinics.
The DA leader addressed the ANC's choice to keep on Nomvula Mokonyana and Bathabile Dlamini as ministers:
There can be no renewal when Nomvula Mokonyana remains a cabinet minister, despite the mountain of evidence against her.
There can be no renewal when Bathabile Dlamini remains a minister, or when Jacob Zuma himself is welcomed back with cake and champagne.
There can be no renewal when those who belong in jail are sent to Parliament instead.
“Thuma Mina” is not some magic word that washes away all sins past and present.
Maimane then compared the ANC with a broken bus:
The ANC is a broken bus – dangerous and unroadworthy – hurtling down the road with all of us on board. What they now have in Cyril Ramaphosa is just another driver of the same doomed bus.
We would still find ourselves hurtling down the road in the wrong direction. That’s why we don’t need a new driver of the old bus. We need to switch buses.
And when deciding which bus to board, there is only one thing that matters: Your track record. Everything else is insignificant.
Maimane's full opinion can be read on the Democratic Alliance's website.
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