- President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided against attending the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations
- Instead, the President has opted to stay in SA and deal with 'urgent measures' facing the country
- Ramaphosa plans to look into solutions to issues such as gender-based violence, restoring peace and economic initiatives
President Cyril Ramaphosa has opted to stay behind, sending Minister Naledi Pandor in his place to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Ramaphosa is adamant that he will be hard at work dealing with some of the nation's most pressing issues:
“This is a time for leadership from across society to mobilise their respective constituencies in support of economic progress and rebuilding the social and moral fabric of society. Government is stepping up its own contribution to this collective effort.”
Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa had left his address at the World Economic Forum to speak to citizens protesting gender-based violence.
This, according to a statement released by the Presidency, is one of the issues Ramaphosa intends to address. The restoration of 'order and stability' in places subjected to public violence and economic turnaround were also listed as top priorities for the politician.
This week saw fellow Africans fleeing back to their countries of origin in the face of attacks targeting foreign nationals, resulting in retaliation attacks in various nations.
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