The ANC is not damaged beyond repair, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, who encourage citizens to support the party in next week's elections. The ANC leader is adamant that the party is engaged in renewal and that, given time, could restore the nation.
President Cyril Ramaphosa denies that the ANC is broken beyond repair and asks voters to give them a chance to prove it.
During campaigning yesterday, Ramaphosa asked supporters not to make the mistake of reinstating the Democratic Alliance as the leading government in Gauteng:
“We’re going to demonstrate to the whole country, to everyone that the ANC that we’re building now and renewing is going to be the ANC that can, once again, be trusted by the people of our country.”
Ramaphosa maintains that corrupt politicians will be arrested but that the process needs to adhere to the rule of law, reports Eyewitness News.
Further to this, the president claims that after the elections the economy will be 'taking off' with more investment expected for South Africa:
“Many people with money, possible investors have said the lack of confidence is a major barrier, we’re addressing that and the issue of policy uncertainty.”
The president admitted that the ANC had not been able to do everything right in the past 25 years in government, but remained optimistic about the future:
“We have hit some buttons correctly but some we have not hit as correctly as we should have. We’ve now embarked on the process of renewal.”
As far as embattled state-owned-entity Eskom is concerned, Ramaphosa is confident that the proposed unbundling would allow the company to focus on key issues. Ramaphosa also claimed that a key concern was ensuring no jobs were lost at the entity.
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