We Will Not Engage Insults: Ramaphosa Responds to SONA Debate Backlash

We Will Not Engage Insults: Ramaphosa Responds to SONA Debate Backlash

- President Cyril Ramaphosa has finally shared his thoughts on the SONA21 Debate that took place recently

- In a series of tweets, Ramaphosa made it clear that he would not be entertaining or responding to insults made by the opposition

- Many South Africans have shared their thoughts on Ramaphosa's steadfastness and refusal to focus on the negatives in the comments section

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President Cyril Ramaphosa recently shared his unsurprisingly very calm response to the SONA21 Debate that took place a few days ago here in South Africa in a series of tweets on his personal Twitter page.

In one of the tweets, Ramaphosa wrote that the government will not be engaging in any of the insults made by the opposition about the party about the way the ANC has dealt with a number of issues in the country at the moment. He also reassured everyone that confidence will be restored in SA's ruling party and that the country will overcome the pandemic.

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"It is the business of this House to engage not in insults, but on what is needed to restore confidence and to bring stability to our nation. We will overcome the coronavirus pandemic," he wrote in one tweet.

In another tweet, Ramaphosa quoted Homer and in the same breath subliminally accused the opposition of doing nothing more at the debate than spewing insults at the ANC.

"To quote Homer, even a fool may be wise after the event. Much of what we heard from the opposition benches over the last two days was little more than name-calling and mudslinging."

Meanwhile, locals have had this to say:

@LuzukoSati said:

"The African child is used to hurling insults, not arguing in a proper way my leader."

@TurtleD46282024 said:

"That wasn't the way it sounded to me as a citizen. The @Our_DA for example gave some concrete suggestions that should not be ignored."

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We Will Not Engage Insults: Ramaphosa Responds to Sona Debate Backlash
President Ramaphosa has responded to the SONA21 Debate. Images: @CyrilRamaphosa
Source: Twitter

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, replied to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation address and called him incompetent, incapacitated, and unreliable.

Malema did not mince his words or hold back as he criticised the president on a number of issues. He said the only thing Ramaphosa had accomplished in his three years in office was to remove the Gupta family and replace them with white capitalists.

Malema named the Ruperts, Oppenheimers, Steven Koshoff, the Mennels and all other white people who played a part in Ramaphosa's election. He was very critical of Ramaphosa's association with wealthy white people.

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