Ramaphosa denies rumours of ‘medical emergency’

Ramaphosa denies rumours of ‘medical emergency’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has refuted reports that he had to be rushed to the hospital due to a medical emergency.

President Cyril Ramaphosa waves outside the NASREC Centre

"The news of my illness and the news that I was in ICU are extremely exaggerated. I'm fit as a fiddle. I didn't collapse at all,” the president said on the sideline of an ANC event on Monday. 


Rumours of Ramaphosa's supposed ill health began to spread like wildfire yesterday after the ANC announced that he would skip party activities in Mbombela. 


The ANC is in the Mpumalanga province ahead of this weekend’s January 8 Statement.  


Ramaphosa spoke to the media at the home of the late Dr Enos Mabuza earlier, where he led a wreath-laying ceremony in Louisville.

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He says the governing party will overcome its current challenges.


"There are many challenges, but the ANC has never had a moment when it has not had challenges, and it has always succeeded. It has always emerged victorious.


"We are coming here to take strength; we are here to consolidate our vision."   


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