Cyril Ramaphosa Demands the West Respects Africa, SA Unconvinced by President’s Russia-Africa Summit Speech

Cyril Ramaphosa Demands the West Respects Africa, SA Unconvinced by President’s Russia-Africa Summit Speech

  • Cyril Ramaphosa let people know what he thinks about the West on day two of the Russia-Africa summit
  • The South African president gave his take on Africa and how other countries treat the continent
  • Many people were fascinated to hear what the president had to say, and they chimed in on his international address.

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ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA- Cyril Ramaphosa recently addressed Western Nations. The South African president had a bone to pick with various countries for their tendency to tell African countries what to do.

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Cyril Ramaphosa spoke at the Russia-Africa summit, and the Mzansi people felt that his speech was a way for him to campaign for the 2024 elections. Image: Contributor/Getty Images/Mike Hutchings
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Cyril Ramaphosa's address at the Russia-Africa summit in Saint Petersburg was hard-hitting. The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, made an announcement about helping the continent with grain, and Cyril Ramaphosa spoke afterwards.

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What did Cyril Ramaphosa say about African countries at the Russia-Africa summit?

Cyril Ramaphosa did not hold back as he emphasised that African countries should be treated as sovereign states. The president reportedly appealed to other world leaders that they must respect the continent. He said:

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"We must stop those countries that count their wealth and their assets in terms of the minerals that reside in the African soil as they did in the past when they counted their wealth in the number of slaves that they owned."

Who else attended the Russia-African summit?

The special occasion was attended by 17 heads of state, including Uganda's head of state, President Yoweri Museveni and Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Many people thought Cyril's words were only because of the 2024 election coming up.

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Cyril Ramaphosa receives split reactions from South Africans

South Africans discussed the president's speech about Africa. Most thought he was echoing the words of EFF's Julius Malema. Read what many had to say in a post by TimeLIVE below:

Lehlohonolo Jacob Leboko said:

"He is singing Malema's tune, just to be relevant for the upcoming elections."

Dunga Jiyana wrote:

"He is just disguising as anti-Western."

Realise Firmino added:

"Deep down he didn't mean it."

Kobus Prinsloo was salty:

"Mr President, your citizens are also tired of rich african presidents that don't care about their citizens."

Moniwa Sodinga commented:

"Campaigning for 2024 on international platforms."

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Briefly News previously reported that statistics have revealed South Africans' wavering faith in President Cyril Ramaphosa, despite his efforts to reduce crime.

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BUSINESSTECH released the results of a 2022 study in which over 1 500 adult South Africans were assessed to understand their perceptions of corruption.

During the ANC's 111th anniversary, Ramaphosa addressed the crowd that came to the ruling party's celebrations and told them he would fight against crime and corruption.

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