Now is Ramaphosa's time to show his strength

- | 7 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s maiden ANC anniversary address today is expected to consolidate his position as a credible, accepted and legitimate leader of the ruling party.

As the ANC yesterday pulled out all the stops to draw crowds to Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium for today’s launch of its election manifesto, Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection research director Susan Booysen said it was the president’s chance to show his strength. The 2019 ANC manifesto, signalling a watershed moment for the ANC and the country, was also expected to be “one of the most important for Ramaphosa”, with jobs, transformation, social cohesion, racism and land featuring prominently.

“The manifesto is of dual significance.

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