'Hollow and contradictory' – Maimane slams Ramaphosa's speech

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- citizen.co.za | 3 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged South Africans not to give up on the dream of a better society and to return to the objectives of the National Development Plan, with land and economic reform at the top of the agenda.

“Let us imagine this South Africa that we so long to have,” Ramaphosa said in his reply to the debate on his state of the nation address, delivered last Thursday. He said his address had been a blueprint to achieving the vision, initially born out of the Freedom Charter adopted by the liberation movement in 1955, of a country that had overcome injustice and dire challenges.

Those who drafted the charter dared to look beyond their present reality to envision a country that was fundamentally different from the country they lived in, and risked ridicule to pursue that vision, he said.

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