Zuma congratulates Ramaphosa
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 21, 2017
President Jacob Zuma has issued a statement congratulating the new president of the ANC, Cyril Ramaphosa, and his leadership collective as elected by the party’s 54th national conference.
“I wish to heartily congratulate Comrade President Cyril Ramaphosa for his election to lead this giant movement of our people, the African National Congress,” said Zuma.
“With Comrade President Ramaphosa and his leadership collective, lies the aspirations of our people in South Africa, the region and the continent, the majority of whom are black and poor. We therefore wish the leadership collective all the best in taking our country forward through the policies and programmes of the ANC,” he added.
Zuma has also thanked the delegates for the discipline and determination they displayed at the conference.
“The delegates have shown yet again that there is no task bigger than the ANC. But most importantly, they have demonstrated that the unity of the ANC is sacrosanct.
“I am also certain that the policies as adopted by the conference will lead South African to prosperity through the programme of Radical Socio-Economic Transformation and a renewed onslaught on the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality,” he said.
Ramaphosa has taken a stand against corruption in his first speech as head of the ANC.
“We must also act fearlessly against alleged corruption and abuse of office within our ranks,” he said.