Ramaphosa is taking out the trash: "We're getting rid of officials who steal and lie"

Ramaphosa is taking out the trash: "We're getting rid of officials who steal and lie"

- During his early morning walk on Wednesday, Ramaphosa spoke to community workers and citizens

- The president promised to get rid off all government officials who hinder service delivery,

- Ramaphosa also said he would be working with the ministers of basic education and the police to ensure a safer environment for schools

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a mission to make South Africa great again. Recently the head of state announced he would be axing corrupt government officials.

"We want to get rid of bad things like corruption; people who steal money, people who waste our resources, who lie to us; who lie in top positions. We want to get rid of all those people," Ramaphosa said.

His statements came as he spoke to a group of residents, who walked with him for 6.2km from Khayelitsha to Mitchells Plain in Cape Town.

Ramaphosa said he wanted to put “good” South Africans in the positions to deliver a service to the people.

The South African president sported a t-shirt reading "Thuma mina", which translated means “send me”, the same Hugh Masekela lyrics he quoted in his Sona speech.

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Ramaphosa’s walks form part of his efforts to get South Africans to life a healthy lifestyle through a “walking revolution”.

He touched on subjects such as school safety, adding he spoke to pupils who said their schools were not safe.

According to the president, he would be discussing the safety issues in schools with the ministers of basic education and the police.

The new head also wants to help clean communities of drugs, gangsterism and criminality, News24 reported.

"Our people, each time we meet them, say: 'Help us with jobs.' Now we are going to be working to attract more and more investment. The good thing you saw yesterday is our economy has shown signs of growing. That is very positive. Confidence is coming back to our country.", Ramaphosa said as he promised a better South Africa under his administration.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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