President Cyril Ramaphosa recently expressed his confidence in the African National Congress (ANC) retaining its majority to govern South Africa in the upcoming provincial and national elections.
Speaking at the party’s 112th-anniversary celebrations in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, Ramaphosa dismissed the notion that the ANC could be airbrushed out of existence or removed from government, stating that such ideas were merely dreams.
Ramaphosa emphasized that the ANC has ingrained itself in the hearts and minds of the South African people. Through trials, tribulations, and the fight against apartheid, the ANC has prevailed and emerged as the leading force in the country.
He referred to the breakthrough of 1994, when South Africa transitioned to democracy, as a pivotal moment that allowed for greater achievements in improving the lives of the people.
Despite acknowledging that there is still much work to be done, Ramaphosa asserted that the ANC-led government has brought about significant changes in South Africa over the past 30 years. He emphasized that the ANC remains the best organization to unite the broadest cross-section of people in building a better country.
Addressing the emergence of other political parties, Ramaphosa dismissed them as insignificant in comparison to the ANC’s ability to unite South Africans. He referred to some of these parties as “Mickey Mouse” or “Donald Duck,” emphasizing that none of them possess the capacity to bring together the diverse population of the country like the ANC does.
As the election campaign intensifies, the ANC plans to highlight its track record over the last 30 years. Ramaphosa assured the electorate that the ANC is not a fake or fly-by-night organization but a well-established and experienced political force with the leadership and structures necessary to govern effectively.
Ramaphosa concluded his speech by reiterating the ANC’s determination to take on other political parties without fear. He emphasized that the ANC is prepared to put these parties “in their place” and does not fear any competition.
In summary, President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his confidence in the ANC’s ability to retain its majority in the upcoming provincial and national elections. He highlighted the ANC’s historical role in the fight against apartheid and its continued mission to improve the lives of South Africans.
Ramaphosa dismissed other political parties as insignificant compared to the ANC’s ability to unite the country and emphasized the ANC’s track record and experience in governance. As the election campaign progresses, the ANC aims to convey its message of strength and determination to the voters.