President Cyril Ramaphosa would like to tie young white South Africans to trees to prevent them from leaving the country, he says. Ramaphosa is hot on the campaign trail, urging the youth to have patience and not flee to greener pastures.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa received a warm welcome when he stopped by the Beyerskloof Wine Estate in the Western Cape yesterday.
Greeted by the farming and business community, the ANC head held a question-and-answer session, mentioning that he had once been a farmer himself.
During the meeting, Ramaphosa had denied rumors that young white South Africans were no longer welcome:
"I don't want young white South Africans to leave the country. If I could, I would tie them to a tree."
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According to News24, Ramaphosa had been a hit, with attendees telling the president that everyone present not only likes but trusts the leader.
Beyers Truter, who owns the farm where the event had been held, went as far as saying that he believed that God had entrusted South Africa to Ramaphosa, anointing him as president.
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Ramaphosa was adamant that white locals indeed had a reason to stick around, saying that SA should deliver a better life "for all of us".
While the attendees respectfully listened to Ramaphosa's speech, they had applauded when he commented that those implicated in corruption should go where they belong - "And that is jail".
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