Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

Cyril Ramaphosa faces outrage for meeting with ‘white counterparts’

Cyril RamaphosaPeople were not happy about the ANCs choice of words.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa received backlash after a letter of notice from the African National Congress (ANC) was leaked on social media.

As reported by Times Live, the letter was allegedly sent to a media WhatsApp group on Wednesday.

However, it seems that recipients of the letter took issue with its heading, which read: ANC President in conversation with our white counterparts.

The president’s supposed engagement with these ‘white’ counterparts was meant to take place under the theme: Building Bridges.

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The dialogue took place in Sandton and was largely attended by Afrikaners. The president conceded to a lot of the woes the ruling party has faced in the recent past and made promises to uplift the country out of the slump it is reeling in.

As usual, he was well received but in the digital sphere, Ramaphosa’s name was being trampled on.

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DA leader, Mmusi Maimane was one of the first political leaders to lash out at Ramaphosa for using divisiveness to drive his party’s election agenda.

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The main issue of contention for the opposition leader was the president’s use of race to distinguish between the groups of people he supposedly engaged with.

Another user offered an alternative point of view, removing Ramaphosa as the one who ought to bear the brunt of all the ridicule.

The Twitter user stated that it may be that the president has no oversight over the media press information that is being released on his campaign activities.

Solid point. Unfortunately, this sentiment was not shared by many.

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