President Cyril Ramaphosa is just days away from his State of the Nation Address, and political parties, including the IFP, are hopeful that he will shed some light on how he intends to kick-start the economy and rebuild state-owned entities.
The pressure is on for President Cyril Ramaphosa, with all eyes turned to his State of the Nation Address.
The Inkatha Freedom Party's chief whip, Narend Singh, says that the nation is not in a good state, with the economy and unemployment the main issues at hand, reports Eyewitness News.
The SONA, according to Singh, is a chance for Ramaphosa to lay out the government's plan of action for the immediate future:
“Plans are not going to help. We need some quick fixes and we hope the president after his Cabinet lekgotla will be able to announce some quick fixes, some quick wins so that at least the country can see we are moving on to the right path.”
The president will be delivering his third State of the Nation address in 16 months (but the first since the elections) on Thursday.
With the economy taking the biggest knock of almost a decade, and unemployment dubbed a national crisis, Ramaphosa will have his hands full convincing South Africa that his plans for the future will yield tangible results fast enough to provide some much-needed relief.
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