- Cyril Ramaphosa has said that smaller parties cannot run South Africa
- Specifically, he said that the EFF was too inexperienced to govern
- He also made ambitious promises to voters in Polokwane
Cyril Ramaphosa has said that smaller political parties cannot govern South Africa because they do not have enough experience.
He made the comments at a rally in Seshego in Polokwane.
In particular, the president took aim at the EFF, telling voters not to support Julius Malema and his party.
Ramaphosa went on to say that only the ANC has the leadership experience needed to run the country.
This is the latest stop on Ramaphosa's campaign trail, where he appears be hard at work wooing voters in Limpopo. Limpopo is a key battleground province between the EFF and ANC, where they both have large support bases, according to The South African.
Seshego township, where Ramaphosa was speaking, for example, is an EFF stronghold.
The ANC won more than three quarters of the vote in Limpopo in 2014. Since then, however, revelations of extensive corruption in the local government have emerged. This has likely given the EFF a confidence boost and may see them growing substantially in the region in this year's election.
In an apparent attempt to prevent such a switch to the EFF, Ramaphosa has made sweeping promises to the communities he addressed - including Seshego.
He told the community that the ANC would provide them with more housing as well as radical economic emancipation, Briefly.co.za has learned.
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