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Ramaphosa: “Workers Won’t Allow ANC To Dip Below 50%”

South Africa has been grappling with a steadily rising unemployment rate, which stood at 32.1% in the fourth quarter of 2023. Additionally, the country has been plagued by a high crime rate and persistent power outages, known as load-shedding.

President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed confidence that the African National Congress (ANC) will remain in power after the May 29 elections, thanks to the continued support of workers.

This assurance comes amidst predictions that the ANC’s vote share could drop below 50% for the first time since 1994.

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South Africa has been grappling with a steadily rising unemployment rate, which stood at 32.1% in the fourth quarter of 2023. Additionally, the country has been plagued by a high crime rate and persistent power outages, known as load-shedding.

These challenges have left the ANC scrambling to convince voters to keep them in power beyond 2024.

Speaking at the trade union federation COSATU’s main May Day rally in the Western Cape, President Ramaphosa emphasized the ANC’s commitment to fighting for the liberation of workers and against their exploitation.

He expressed his delight in seeing the strong presence of mineworkers at the rally, highlighting their unity.

President Ramaphosa further stated his desire to see workers who contribute to the wealth of companies become co-owners in those companies.

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He asserted that the workers and people of South Africa are determined to prevent the ANC from falling below the 50% mark and are working towards securing an outright majority for the party.

Taking the opportunity to address the Democratic Alliance (DA), President Ramaphosa predicted that the ANC could take control of the Western Cape province.

He emphasised that the ANC is the only political organization that has consistently advanced the interests of workers and has the genuine intention to protect their rights.

As the elections approach, President Ramaphosa urged workers to remember the ANC’s track record in government and its commitment to advancing their rights. He called on them to support the ANC at the polls, highlighting the party’s dedication to improving the lives of workers across the country.

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Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
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