Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
28 Apr 2021
5:10 am

Ramaphosa takes strong stand on Magashule’s turf

Eric Naki

At the Freedom Day celebrations on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa urged voters to vote out those who were corrupt and those unable to deliver.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Presidency/Twitter

It couldn’t have been better timing for President Cyril Ramaphosa to demonstrate his power than when he addressed Freedom Day’s 27th anniversary in Ace Magashule’s home province, the Free State. In this message, relayed at the ANC’s birthplace and on Magashule’s supposed turf amid divisions in the governing party, he emphasised the need for unity among South Africans and for them to “acknowledge, appreciate and celebrate the diversity of this country”. Organising the national address in Botshabelo, Mangaung, the centre of the Free State politics, is taking it a step further to send a clear message that he is in...