Just after Former President Jacob Zuma was released on medical parole, the ANC expressed relief, saying the release will make things for them during campaign. The governing said it won't have to answer to Zuma's supporters to why he's in prison. Many opined that releasing Zuma was a strategy for the upcoming local government elections. Maybe they were right. What President Cyril Ramaphosa did today is convincing enough that Zuma is being used to score votes from his loyal supporters.
Election Manifesto launch is underway at Church Square in Pretoria and Party Ramaphosa is unveiling the governing party's 5-year action plan for the local sphere of government. Strategiically, Ramaphosa opened his address by sending greetings to Former President Jacob Zuma and wished him speedy recovery. According to public opinion, Ramaphosa did this to win some trust and favor from Zuma's millions of supporters. Another smart move made by Ramaphosa during the launch was acknowledging that the ANC has made mistakes in the past. He added that the party wants to correct this. "We understand that you were disappointed with the ANC, discouraged by our shortcomings and angry about allegations of state capture and corruption," Ramaphosa said.
Meanwhile, aome supporters of the ANC had come carrying some banners saying DA must go. "Fusek DA," the banners read. However, the President once strategically told them to take it down. Ramaphosa is pushing maturity and that might work for him and the party. He's not about bashing any opposition but doing his part...another smart move.
Now that President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended his flattery to you the voters. His courtship went especially to the people of Tshwane, our capital city. He tried to accept that they are opposition in some spaces while leading the national government. Are you convinced that he and the ANC will live up to their promises this time?
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