The hard work begins now, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The head of the re-elected ANC party addressed supporters at a celebration rally over the weekend, saying that leadership would be returning to unhappy communities that raised concerns during campaigning.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is adamant that the 'real work' has begun for the ANC party after winning last week's election.
Addressing supporters outside Luthuli House on Sunday, Ramaphosa insisted the future looked bright for the frustrated masses:
“Our people who were protesting, our people who were not happy with us, it’s not that they were mad… They were expressing their frustration. Now is the time for us to go and address their concerns. As the leadership, we are going to go back to all those communities which were raising issues."
Expected to be inaugurated on 25 May, Ramaphosa admitted that the 2019 elections had been the most difficult campaign yet, reports The Sowetan.
Nevertheless, the ANC leader felt it was not the journey that mattered, but the destination, saying that next time around the party would win back the Western Cape from the DA-led administration.
To the gathered ANC supporters, Ramaphosa pledged that the party would ensure housing, job opportunities and even an end to state capture:
“We must never, ever, ever go back to state capture. The Zondo Commission must be a thing of the past. They were saying [the electorate] at national level, provincial level, local government level, we must end corruption. And, comrades, we are going to end corruption.”
As far as the ANC itself was concerned, the president called for a united, renewed party:
“We will clean it of all the deviant tendencies.”
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