- A local Twitter user recently sparked many reactions after sharing snaps of SANDF officials patrolling the area while Cyril Ramaphosa addressed locals
- Many South Africans were soon in the comment section wondering why Ramaphosa needed protection at the time
- The SANDF officials were apparently deployed in Bloemfontein while the president was addressing people in the area
Many South Africans were left with a ton of questions after @AdvoBarryRoux shared snaps of some SANDF (South African National Defence Force) members patrolling the area where president Cyril Ramaphosa was addressing residents.
"Why did Cyril Ramaphosa deploy SANDF in Bloemfontein yesterday? Does he really need SANDF protection when addressing people?" the Twitter post read.
Of course, other locals were soon wondering why too. Many of them took to the replies section where they shared their thoughts and concerns on the deployment of SANDF officials at a simple address.
Read a few of their comments below:
"Jacob Zuma travels with an entourage of armed security personnel even when he's addressing his own supporters in court appearances."
"His horrible leadership led him to believe that anything can happen at any time, hence the protection. He should just do people favours and step down."
"Wasn't the SANDF doing all those salute things in celebration of Freedom Day? I know he's not a good president but second-guessing everything he does for clout and retweets is becoming a yawn. He was subjected to hostility at Zwelithini's memorial service, you said nothing."
In other Briefly News reports, 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, during which John Sttenhuisen promised to deliver good governance.
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