- Mmusi Maimane told a crowd on Sunday that the ANC was not actually committed to improving the lives of South Africans
- As evidence, the DA leader cited the corruption-linked officials who appear on the ANC's election lists
- Maimane made the comments in uMlazi, where he was in full campaign mode
Mmusi Maimane has slammed Cyril Ramaphosa, claiming that the president is not actually in control of the country.
Maimane made the comments on Sunday at a DA event in uMlazi.
The DA leader added that Cyril Ramaphosa was nothing more than the face of the ANC.
In particular, Maimane criticised the ANC's election lists, saying that the party was rewarding the officials who were responsible for Eskom's current energy woes.
He said that the electricity shortages were severely damaging the country, and the ruling party was to blame:
"The massive threat this poses to our economy and the stability of our country cannot be overstated."
Maimane also said that Cyril Ramaphosa's promise of a new dawn for the ANC and South Africa was just an election slogan and would not really be implemented.
As evidence he cited the candidates on the ANC's election lists who have been linked to corruption and state capture.
He went on to accuse the ANC of not being committed to improving the lives of South Africans and that Ramaphosa was just trying to win votes without a concrete plan to to turn the country around.
Maimane was in full campaign mode and contrasted his criticism of the ANC with what he sees as the strengths of the DA's election lists. He also introduced two new DA candidates who had switched to the DA from the NFP.
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