- AfriForum claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa is still clinging to the same old ANC recipe
- The lobby group put forward their critique of the State of the Nation Address
- Ramaphosa was called upon to lay down concrete plans for South Africa's future
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AfriForum is adamant that President Cyril Ramaphosa is sticking to the ANC's recipe for ruling the nation.
The lobby group released a statement to this effect, condemning the emphasis on the usual policies:
“If Ramaphosa laid down concrete plans on how to, among other things, stimulate economic growth (which is currently 0%), reassure international investors and tackle unemployment, one could take this state of the art seriously. However, Ramaphosa's SONA is like giving poison to a sick patient and saying that it will heal him/her."
The group's head of policy, Ernst Roets, said it fails his logic as to why Ramaphosa would highlight land expropriation without compensation:
“However, it remains a mystery to AfriForum why the government continues to cling to a universally-failed policy."
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Briefly.co.za reported that Ramaphosa heralded the release of over 700 000 hectares of land for agricultural developments during the SONA.
While this move is a welcome one for many, Roets explained that this narrative formed part of the reason why AfriForum encourages citizens to become independent of the government:
“That is why AfriForum encourages communities to become more independent and independent of the state. In our pursuit, we establish neighbourhood watches and branches nationwide; do we have a private prosecution unit; fight our socialist policies such as NHI and expropriation without compensation, and tackle our corruption and hate speech cases in the courts."
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Source: Briefly News