- President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his Freedom Day speech and called on South Africans to use their vote to fight corruption
- He urged citizens to use their votes to remove corrupt local politicians from power
- Local elections are mere months away and Ramaphosa used his Freedom Day speech to address service delivery and corruption in local government
President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to use their voices in the form of votes to call out corruption.
The president delivered his freedom day speech in which he told South Africans that they have the most powerful weapon against corruption - their votes.
He urged citizens to use their votes as a weapon in the war against corruption by voting corrupt public representatives out of power.
"Our vote is the most potent weapon through which we can improve our lives and transform our communities."
Local government elections are around the corner and Ramaphosa pounced on this to address the challenges facing service delivery and corruption in local government.
The Democratic Alliance delivered their own speech on Freedom Day in which John Sttenhuisen promised to deliver good governance.
"We don’t steal. We don’t empower our friends and family. We don’t protect the corrupt. We simply do the basics of good governance.
Wherever we govern, people have a better chance of building a life of value."
Earlier, Briefly News reported that Freedom Day wouldn't be the same without a divisive speech by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema.
Malema delivered a passionate speech at a public rally in which he demanded this white South Africans must apologise
He also delivered scathing remarks directed at President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“I don’t see anything black in Ramaphosa. I see everything white about Ramaphosa. His job is to help white people. White people owe us an apology and an explanation on why they oppress our people."
In similar news, recent times have seen South African politician Tokyo Sexwale in many headlines as allegations of corruption plague his name. The EFF's Julius Malema recently decided to share his opinion on the matter.
In a tweet online, Malema expresses just how much love he has for Sexwale and that he really wants to support him, but he has certain reservations about doing so. His tweet was accompanied by a clip of a woman expressing how tired she was of corruption in South Africa.
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