ANC will not collapse in my hands, vows Ramaphosa

ANC will not collapse in my hands, vows Ramaphosa

African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed the governing party will not collapse while he is in charge. 

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Ramaphosa addressed the media in Soweto on Saturday during the party’s voter registration campaign.

“The negativity is of the past and we are now moving forward united,” he said.

“And the election is going to unify us and consolidate us even more. So the ANC has always been thought of as disunited and it is about to collapse and all that. It’s not going to happen in my hands.” 

The local elections come a few months after the country was hit by civil unrest.

The protests led to mass looting and the destruction of property in both Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

The violence was sparking by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma for contempt of court, leading some analysts to blame the unrest on the party’s factional battles.  

But Ramaphosa believes the party is finding its “equilibrium” and forging ahead with unity.  

“We have been dealing with some of the challenges like any party has been going through. We are finding an equilibrium of being able to forge unity and purpose. And we are going to chisel it into better shape now during the election campaign.” 

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