Interim DA leader John Steenhuisen claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa has blown it it and isn't acting decisively. The opposition head has also called for Eskom to be 'unplugged', adamant the SOE is a failed institution.
Speaking during the State of the Nation Debate, Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen took President Cyril Ramaphosa on.
Steenhuisen had been criticising the EFF for disrupting proceedings during the main event, lashing out at the president in the process.
The DA leader was adamant that Ramaphosa had blown it, accusing him of failing to act decisively:
“There is no new dawn but a new despair. You are the man who dared us to dream but led us into a nightmare.”
Briefly.co.za gathered that the DA opposed the creation of a state bank, questioning his wisdom as the entities similar to the one envisioned were riddled with corruption.
On the issue of flagging state-owned entity Eskom, Steenhuisen insisted that it was high time to pull the plug:
“You needed to tell people that Eskom is dead, you needed to make it clear that keeping Eskom alive was irresponsible and immoral. On Thursday, you should have pulled the plug on Eskom and the NHI (National Health Insurance).”
Steenhuisen claimed that land expropriation without compensation would fail in South Africa:
“Expropriation without compensation is nothing but a ruse. It’s a populist idea, weaponised by the EFF, and it will lead you down the rabbit hole."
In addition to these views, Steenhuisen pointed out that Ramaphosa missed another key opportunity:
“You could have abandoned cadre deployment, as it is the midwife of state capture.”
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