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President Ramaphosa Says Sisulu Is On Her Own, Distance The ANC From Her Opinion Piece

During the ANC Lekgotla today, president Cyril Ramaphosa threw more light on the controversial opinion piece written by the minister of Tourism, Lindiwe Sisulu that have generated many reactions across the country. While addressing the issue during his closing remarks, President Cyril Ramaphosa says that the ANC leadership is not supporting Lindiwe Sisulu's opinion piece, saying that she is entirely on her own. Furthermore, ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa used the closing remarks of his party’s lekgotla to distance the governing party and its alliance partners from the perceived attacks on the constitution and the judiciary, saying they are not warranted. Recall that the relationship between Lindiwe Sisulu went sour after the presidency released a message that she had apologized, but she said it was all false, saying that she cannot apologize because of her opinion, declaring that every one is entitled to their opinions.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is seeking for a second term in office, opened his revealed many things disclosing that the ANC was undergoing a period of worrying “decay” and as a result, it was harbouring counter-revolutionaries. Every attempt made by some ANC heavyweights and leadership to make Lindiwe Sisulu withdraw her opinion piece proved abortive, and she was made to appear before the NEC to defend her right up when the NEC (national executive committee) met for four days in Pretoria. According to those who took part in the meeting, Lindiwe Sisulu was left to defend herself alone. Lindiwe Sisulu is widely perceived to be a member of RET, and they have been showing unwavering support to her since the opinion piece became a subject of national discussion. Several people have had to address the issue, including the Acting Chief Justice, Raymond Zondo who frowned at Lindiwe Sisulu's attacks on the constitution and the Judiciary.

President Ramaphosa while addressing the matter made it known that the NEC lekgotla dealt with the issues of those trying to undermine the constitution and the judiciary of the republic of South Africa. He said that the lack of morals among leaders could be the reason behind the challenges of the ruling party. Nevertheless, Ramaphosa revealed that the ANC is going through some positive changes, saying that all hands must be on deck to reposition the party.


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