- Cyril Ramaphosa has reportedly dropped out of the Presidential Debates scheduled to take place before the May 8 elections
- The DA has since alleged that Ramaphosa is afraid to defend his policies in public
- The party has encouraged the president to change his mind regarding the Debates
The DA claims that Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to pull out of the upcoming Presidential Debates is a sign that he is worried having his plans for the country challenged.
The party said Ramaphosa was "running scared".
The Debates have since been canceled following Ramaphosa's withdrawal.
This follows Dr Bheki Shongwe, who was coordinating the debates, writing to inform the participants that the debates would no longer be taking place because Ramaphosa had dropped out.
However, the DA has urged the president to change his mind. They have challenged him to take part in the debate.
Mmusi Maimane added that the debates would be an important tool to work on plans for improving the country, such as solving the current crisis at Eskom.
He also said the debates would be a good place for the parties to share their respective ideas, considering that it would be moderated by an independent third-party, according to News24.
However, Maimane went on to slam Ramaphosa, claiming that the president said he believed in transparency and accountability, yet did not want to defend his ideas in public.
The ANC has not yet publicly responded to the DA's comments, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
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