Ramaphosa to world leaders: Government working on a safe South Africa

Ramaphosa to world leaders: Government working on a safe South Africa

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the globe that the state is hard at work ensuring SA's safety

- Speaking at the World Economic Forum, Ramaphosa attempted to quell fears over attacks on foreign nationals

- With protesters calling for action over gender-based violence, the president insisted that police are bustling to ensure safety within our borders

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President Cyril Ramaphosa wants to world to know that his government is ensuring a safe home for all in SA.

With the World Economic Forum on Africa well underway in Cape Town, Ramaphosa had to convince potential investors that fears over safety were misplaced, reports SABC.

The president claimed that SA is set to be among the top investment destinations in the world, attempting to secure R1.2 trillion in investment over the course of the next few years.

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Fin24 reports that Ramaphosa had also commented on the recent 3.1% in GDP growth for 2019's second quarter:

"While the quarterly growth figures announced yesterday are encouraging – and may suggest the green shoots of recovery – the reality is that our economy is barely growing to address the challenges our country is currently facing."

However, while Ramaphosa was doing his utmost to woo foreign investment of the nation's security, protesters were calling for him outside the venue where the forum was taking place.

Briefly.co.za reported that citizens had gathered outside of the event, demanding that the president should present himself to address concerns over femicide, violence and rape.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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