Ramaphosa adamant South Africans’ lives are much better since ’94

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says it’s an undeniable fact that the lives of millions of South Africans have changed for the better since 1994.

He was replying to MPs after the two-day SONA debate.

The President says the transformation that’s happened under the ANC’s governance is a reality everyone must accept, whether they like it or not.

His remarks came amid a public debate over his fictional character dubbed a child of democracy, ‘Tinswalo’, who benefitted from the ANC government’s policies during her schooling years until she became a success, with some opposition leaders saying she is an exception not the norm.


The President has also acknowledged the devastating impact of joblessness, load shedding and criminality on the lives of South Africans.

He urged government officials to work together to find solutions to end the challenges faced by South Africans.

On the sidelines of Ramaphosa’s SONA reply, suspended MP and EFF leader Julius Malema expressed concern that most people living in informal settlements in the country are still black people, 30 years after the dawn of democracy.

Malema says democracy in its current form has only aggravated inequality.

Written by: Naomi Kobbie

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