Citing high levels of unemployment and corruption as key issues his government needed to address with speed, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed the 10 years of former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure for the economic troubles the country is facing.Ramaphosa said this in East London on Sunday as part of his Thuma Mina (Send Me) campaign‚ aimed at speeding up service delivery across the country.
“We are fixing things. Those who were stealing (government) money are on their heels because we want our money back so that we can use it for service delivery,” Ramaphosa told hundreds of African National Congress supporters.
“We want to fix things. We want to create jobs because our people are not working.”
His words were greeted with loud applause in the partisan crowd which included top officials in the ANC’s 80-member National Executive Committee.
The party officials visited various regions in the province at the weekend to listen to what voters expect from the governing party if it wins elections set for May 2019.