Ahead of a December conference where party members will vote on senior leadership positions, Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu criticized the nation’s top judges as “mentally colonized” and said not enough has been done to address the legacies of apartheid including poverty and land inequality.
President Cyril Ramaphosa took to Twitter to respond to Sisulu. He tweeted, “We need to protect our Constitution, our democratic state and the electoral process from anyone who wants to weaken our democracy and deny the South African people of their hard-won freedom.”
South Africans called him out for being weak and addressing Sisulu on social media. People did not hold back and held him accountable for his actions as the President of South Africa.
Here are some of the comments people left on his tweet:
“This is very disappointing. You are addressing @LindiweSisuluSA on social media? You should have dealt with this diplomatically by calling a meeting with your Cde and let the @MYANC issue a unifying statement,”
“So Ramaphosa asking black community to protect white privileges. The constitution that is exclusive to blacks participation in economic activity meaningful. That protects the reach and victimized the poor. #RamaphosaMustFall.”
“Which freedom and constitution are you talking about, the one that keeps black people enslaved to the White minority?”
“You are protecting your funders with this constitution which doesn't help black people who remained land dispossessed, poverty is the order of the day,economy of the country is in the minority, blacks are working class in their land of birth, so what must we protect there.”
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