- FW de Klerk says South Africa will improve if the ANC wins the election and Cyril Ramaphosa keeps his promises
- He also said he would be voting for the party which best supports non-racialism
- De Klerk noted that there was much pessimism in the country, but expressed optimism nonetheless
Former president FW de Klerk has said that South Africa will be a better place if Ramaphosa wins this election.
He said that he had confidence in the president.
However, he said that Ramaphosa needed to keep his promises.
He appeared to be referring to Ramaphosa's planned reforms at institutions such as Eskom, as well as his pledges to root out corruption.
De Klerk made the comments after casting his vote in Sea Point on Wednesday. He said that he did not believe that everything in the country was doom and gloom, adding that he saw many positives on the horizon.
He did note, however, that many South Africans have been disappointed with governance in recent years.
While de Klerk did not explicitly say which party he was voting for, he did say that he would be casting his ballot for a party which supports non-racialism, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
"I'm judging parties by their commitment to non-racialism," he said, according to eNCA.
De Klerk also offered some election predictions. He said he thought the ANC would win nationally, while the DA would retain the Western Cape.
"If the ANC wins and President Ramaphosa keeps his promises, things will get better," De Klerk said.
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