At his recent campaign rally, President Cyril Ramaphosa told residents of a township in Polokwane that no other small party “has the experience to take the country forward.”
As reported by Times Live, the president was addressing crowds in Seshego, a stronghold area of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Cyril Ramaphosa confronts Malema’s hometown
Ramaphosa went straight for the jugular, warning Julius Malema’s core support-base (Seshego is the EFF leader’s hometown) against voting for the inexperienced red berets.
The ANC leader told the community that his party is the only political party in South Africa with the experience needed to take South Africa forward.
A message that he can only hope will be the catalyst in swinging favour their way at the polls since Limpopo province has been viewed by political experts as a key contest between the two parties.
Tug of war in Seshego
In 2014, the ANC took hold of 78.6% of the votes, a clear indication of its rooted influence in the province.
However, since the emergence of rampant corruption in the provincial government, case-in-point VBS Mutual Bank, Malema has gained a lot of confidence in his party’s ability to turn the tide from 10.7% of the votes in 2014, to majority rule.
Flaunting his natural charm, Ramaphosa showered the Seshego community with his usual campaign speech, talking about the need to respond to South Africa’s call for more housing, a clean government and radical economic emancipation.
“We are travelling all across the world,” the president said in Sesotho.
“We are mobilising investments to build an economy that creates jobs. We are attracting foreign nationals with investment capital that will help build factories, businesses and so on,” he assured the crowd.