Ramaphosa meets protesting Khoisan activists

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Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has met with the protesting Khoisan activists outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The hunger strike is now over after more than two weeks.

The activists have demanded audiences with Ramaphosa, President Jacob Zuma as well as Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

They want to be recognised as the first nation of South Africa and to have their language added as an official language.

Earlier the South African Council of Churches called on the national leaders to meet with the Khoisan.

One of those that were protesting, Brandon Billings says he can’t describe his excitement over this long awaited moment.

He says: “This morning I spoke to the Lord and I told the Lord I leave it all in your hands and all the dreams have come true.”

“One thing the deputy president mentioned is that the government will sit with this memorandum and they will discuss it and invite us in that meeting. The deputy president did come and sign our memorandum and we are going home, we are coming home,” says Billings.