- Ramaphosa told voters that elections were not the right place to voice frustrations over service delivery
- Citizens on Facebook, however, slammed his comments
- Many said that, in fact, elections were the perfect place to express such concerns
Briefly.co.za recently shared a story regarding Cyril Ramaphosa's comment that voters should not punish the ANC at the ballot box for poor service delivery.
As usual, Mzansi had a lot to say about his comment.
Many people on social media took issue with the president, saying that elections were exactly the right place for voters to voice their concerns.
Ramaphosa was addressing a community in Ladysmith where he said that elections were not the right forum for expressing concerns about service delivery.
This did not go down well with many South Africans on Facebook.
"If elections aren't the right place, then what is?" wrote Evadeen Brickwood. "He has a nerve."
Steve Pretorius agreed, writing that elections are "the best place to hold them accountable".
" You telling us to better to strike than voicing our concerns through ballot papers?" commented Dan Masango.
Luthando Peko also weighed in, saying, "We'll punish ANC for corruption, not service delivery."
Rashid Meyers was just as harsh, saying, "Ramaphosa is just as bad or worse than the rest of the corrupted."
All in all, it appeared that citizens on social media, at least, were unhappy with Ramaphosa's comments. Many seemed to feel that his remarks were undemocratic and disingenuous.
It remains to be seen, however, whether south Africans will voice their frustrations on May 8.
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