- Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that the ANC has made mistakes
- He said the party accepted criticism with "great humility"
- However, he called on voters to give the ruling party another chance to lead
Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised for the mistakes made by the ANC.
He asked for the trust of voters, saying that no other party could govern South Africa.
He made the comments during the ANC's final rally over the weekend ahead of the May 8 elections.
"We want to say we are sorry for all the mistakes we have done," Ramaphosa said at the party's Siyanqoba Rally at Ellis Park Stadium on Sunday.
He went on to say that the ANC had owned up to its errors and shortcomings. He said that the party accepted criticism and that it was learning from its failures, according to News24.
Ramaphosa said that the ANC had listened with "great humility" to people's grievances about the party, Briefly.co.za has gathered. He said that he had traveled the country extensively while campaigning and had spoken to to many citizens about their concerns.
The president claimed that the ANC had heard the people's frustration and that it was renewing itself. As a result, he called on voters to give the ruling party the chance to lead again.
The ANC is leading in several polls, but it remains to be seen whether Ramaphosa's call for renewal will resonate with voters in all areas.
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