African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern over the state of the City of Johannesburg. He says urgent steps should be taken in order to have a clean CBD.

Ramaphosa was on the campaign trail in Johannesburg, alongside the ANC top officials. He says a clean city will attract investors which will help with job creation.

“This is the one of the most wonderful cities in the continent in terms of the infrastructure and what it has to offer but it has been reduced to great filth, wherever you go there are potholes, manholes – that is what you as the ANC must start doing to clean up this city because it’s not looking good.”

The ANC president was interacting with hundreds of commuters at Park Station, encouraging them to go out in their numbers and cast their votes.

For many, it was a dream come true.

“1….I know it might sound funny, but I am very happy to see the President. I always see him on TV but today he’s live….

2…We are happy but he must make sure there is free education….

3….I am very delighted to see our President live….”

President Ramaphosa has also urged young people to go out in their numbers and practice the hard earned right to vote.

He was joined by ANC Secretary General Ace Magashule and the party’s deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte.

Related tweet:

Yesterday, December 26, 2018, I decided to drive around the Johannesburg CBD. It was filthy and embarrassing. I came across these shacks in the middle of our city. This morning I arrived to a clean and beautiful city of Kigali, Rwanda. What a contrast!

— Tito Mboweni (@tito_mboweni) December 27, 2018

The ANC is to submit its candidates’ lists this week.