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Is President Cyril Ramaphosa Correct? Listen to What he Said About SA Constitution

Despite the criticisms regarding the constitution of the republic of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that it is one of the best because it is a Constitution of human rights and fundamental freedoms that promised a future free of poverty, inequality, and underdevelopment. The president made this statement in his address, and also posted it on his Twitter handle. Many South Africans have been complaining bitterly about the constitution, saying that there should be a review because it was allegedly put in place by some people who do not favour black people. However, president Cyril Ramaphosa said, “It was here in Sharpeville, on 10 December 1996, that President Nelson Mandela signed our new Constitution into law. It was a Constitution of human rights and fundamental freedoms that promised a future free of poverty, inequality, and underdevelopment”. The major things the president highlighted that the constitution promised to eradicate are poverty, inequality, and underdevelopment.



However, it is funny because these three things are the loopholes the former president, Thabo Mbeki pointed out when he said that there could be a South African version of the Arab spring unless unemployment, poverty, and inequality is urgently addressed. The president disclosed that unemployment remain one of the most immense challenges facing the people. He said, “By far, unemployment remains our greatest challenge facing the people of this district. Over the years, businesses, and factories have closed in a place that was once an industrial hub”. . However, Ramaphosa stated that “The Gauteng Province has ambitious plans to revitalise Sedibeng by developing agriculture, logistics, tourism and other sectors. These plans are pivoted around the Vaal Special Economic Zone, which has the potential to create 170,000 jobs over 5 years”.


Sources —https://twitter.com/CyrilRamaphosa/status/1558061161618280449?t=eJ2hHqAfBbv2G8dCOYmanw&s=19


https://twitter.com/CyrilRamaphosa/status/1558061358700273672?t=qwthicADsO5yvNCd42SyRQ&s=19


https://twitter.com/CyrilRamaphosa/status/1558062498833653761?t=Yr_VVaDX9PY24rBCcBm7bg&s=19

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