President Cyril Ramaphosa has invited South African expats to return home to their country of origin. Ramaphosa would like them come home and aid in building the nation.
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Cyril Ramaphosa has extended an invitation to South Africans living overseas to come back home.
According to The South African, the president would like the expats to return in order to help "build this country together".
Ramaphosa is currently campaigning ahead of the May elections and made the comments while in the Western Cape during a question-and-answer session with farmers and businessmen from the region.
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Ramaphosa had expressed his desire to stop the flow of white youths leaving the country for other countries, saying that the feeling of being unwanted in SA was simply misplaced.
Briefly.co.za reported that the president had joked that, if he could, he would tie them to a tree to keep the young people in the country.
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“There is a place, there is room for all of us to play a role… because South Africa in the end belongs to all of us who live in this country.”
Ramaphosa promised the farming community that land reform would only take place within the confines of the law and that illicit land grabs would not be tolerated. He urged them to view the reform in a positive light.
The president admitted that the ANC government had made mistakes over it's nearly three-decade reign, some of them leading to corruption. Nevertheless, Ramaphosa was adamant that those implicated would soon be where they belong- prison.
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