Dear Mr President: Ramaphosa's silence is deafening as SA rages

South African citizens are on a warpath against crime, but where is President Cyril Ramaphosa? #DearMrPresident trended as people looked to the leader for comfort and action in these difficult times.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is trending and for all the wrong reasons, with citizens looking to the leader, who has been disturbingly silent as the nation rages. reported that nearly 300 000 South Africans have signed a petition to bring back the death penalty as crime spirals out of control.

With kidnapping, murder and more making headlines, leaving communities in tatters, people want to know why Ramaphosa has failed to answer the call to action.

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Hope for peace in South Africa seems to be in short supply today, with people taking to social media to prompt a response from the man who should have been the first to soothe the fear being felt by his citizens.

Take a look at just a few posts below:

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