South Africans have reacted to Cyril Ramaphosa's promise when he was sworn in as the head of state this week.
President Cyril Ramaphosa promised to that he will fulfill his presidential duties with the "greatest of care" and the best of his ability.
"I am truly honoured and humbled to have been elected to serve as President of the Republic of South Africa. It is a responsibility that I will discharge with the greatest of care and to the best of my ability," the president promised.
We asked our reader what their thoughts were on Ramaphosa's promise and were overwhelmed with a mixed reaction. Some felt the president needed a chance to prove himself while others said it was all lies.
Natalie Despy commented: "No..it's all lies and he is not in charge..NEC is..tax is up..fuel is up..investors gone..crime is up and still have BEEEEEE..not good for our e only..farmers are being murdered equals no food security and the threat of land being taken which will be whites who will suffer in this regard...SOES bankrupt..and those implicated with corruption still not charged..irregularities in voting..my foot give him a chance..don't trust any of them."
Thabo Thokwa added: "Yes I trust him he will clear corruption in our municipalities we sat home with qualification yet others work without papers make us proud our President."
Petra Blake Mooiman said: "If he delivers on his promises, this country should be back to a country we can be PROUD of."
Nozuko Emma Booi Buthelezi wrote: "He seems like a man of integrity! Maybe just for the next 5yrs SA will be in good hands! I pray that we can at least get a corruption break!"
Sbusisiwe Magwaza commented: "He needs to prove himself nje qha but even Rome was not built in one day, so he needs time. Steady but surely......time will tell."
Philane Msezane said: "A promise is comfort to a fool. Curse is someone who trust on people but blessed is the one who trust in the Lord."
Smasephi Nkabinde added: "If he can remove all those who are implicated in corruption from his cabinet (including Mantashe) I'll believe him."
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