Ramaphosa hits campaign trail, promises to punish state looters

Ramaphosa hits campaign trail, promises to punish state looters

- The president has begun meeting with communities ahead of the elections

- He promised to take action against corruption and improve service delivery

- While campaigning, Ramaphosa tried to present the ANC as a united party

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Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated his promise to make sure those responsible for state capture get punished.

He made the comments again while speaking to supporters on the East Rand.

This comes as the president hits the campaign trail full-on.

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Ramaphosa has made extensive visits to citizens' homes and engaged in listening sessions. While doing so, he has also tried to project a united front for the ANC, promising that the factionalism within the party was being rooted out.

Ramaphosa also told communites that government was working on initiates to create jobs and provider people with greater access to housing.

This was in response to some posters and signs carried by residents, which criticised the ANC for corruption and theft of RDP houses.

The president also told citizens in the area that 3000 human settlements would be built there, as well as 10-storey housing development, according to the Sunday Times.

This comes after the ANC in Ekhuruleni previously voiced opposition to Ramaphosa, even challenging his campaign for the ANC leadership at Nasrec.

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With the May 8 elections drawing nearer, it appears that many candidates have ramped up their election effors. The DA's Solly Msimanga has also been meeting with communities, while Julius Malema has addressed crowds of supporters.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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