Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa extols ANC’s much-criticised record as South African election nears

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Issue 500 - 13 Feb 2024 - By Tonderayi Mukeredzi | 6 minute read

With elections looming later this year, under-pressure President Cyril Ramaphosa used his 8 February State of the Nation Address to extol the ruling African National Congress party’s successes since the end of apartheid. However, his administration’s failure to deal with key election concerns – the electricity crisis, high unemployment, poverty and crime – could lead the ANC into uncharted territory come polling day, writes Tonderayi Mukeredzi.

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