Ramaphosa remains mum on elections date

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ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa remains mum on the announcement of the election date. This is as IEC is set to host its final voter registration drive this upcoming weekend.

The upcoming general elections are believed to be the most defining elections for the ANC, since the advent of democracy 30 years ago.

Ramaphosa says the tripartite alliance will be out in full swing ahead of the elections to ensure a victory for the ruling party.

“First is that we must win (with) a decisive victory in the elections that we are going to hold, whose date that we are going to announce soon.”

Ramaphosa has hit back at those he believes are behind the funding of emerging new parties.

He was speaking at the closing of the ANC NEC Lekgotla at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg on Gauteng’s East Rand on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa says the emergence of small political parties are nothing but an attempt to reverse the gains of democracy.

“The strategy of our opponents is to consolidate anti-transformation forces through things such as coalitions or pacts while on the other hand fragmenting the forces of change, through funding a proliferation of splinter groups and small parties which they would like to see contest the African National Congress,” says Ramaphosa.

Meanwhile, during a SABC News exclusive on Monday night Ramaphosa said he is not worried about the impact of the suspension of former President Jacob Zuma on the organisation. He was speaking on a wide range of issues including internal party politics, domestic as well as international issues in particular the country’s relations with Israel and its allies.

‘Jacob Zuma is a free agent…’: Pres Cyril Ramaphosa