Ramaphosa takes campaign to Eastern Cape

Cyril Ramaphosa
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African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the party’s electioneering campaign to Mqanduli in the Eastern Cape with just over a week to go before the May 8th general elections.

Ramaphosa also met traditional leaders. They raised a number of issues, including unemployment among the youth, a lack of assistance in agricultural projects and poor road infrastructure.

Ramaphosa promised that the government will look into the issues.

“The government realises that the citizens of this country are active citizens and they want to see change and development. But if they don’t go out and register to vote and vote it’s a clear signal that they don’t want the development of our country.”

Ramaphosa also met with Acting king of AbaThembu Prince Azenathi Dalindyebo in Mthatha. Their meeting follows calls by different traditional leaders for president Ramaphosa to pardon King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. He is currently serving a 12 year sentence for assualt, kidnapping and arson.