African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the party will emerge victorious once again, after the 2024 national elections.
Ramaphosa made the remarks on Saturday, 1 October, during the party’s Letsema campaign in Kimberley, the Northern Cape. He visited 80-year-old Ouma Martha Louw who celebrated her `birthday and handed over a house to her, after having stayed in a dilapidated home for more than two decades.
RAMAPHOSA: THE ANC IS ‘GETTING READY’
Speaking to journalists, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ANC was hard at work ahead of the 2024 national elections and reckons the governing party will manage to retain its standing and remain in office.
“We are getting ready, we are working towards the 2024 elections and part of the whole process of Letsema as we revive our branches is to make sure that they are ready for battle in 2024. We are confident that we are going to be successful and we are confident that the confidence of the people will be restored to the African National Congress,” he said.
Speaking on the sidelines, Ramaphosa reiterated that his government will focus on implementing the recommendations from the State Capture Commission of Inquiry’s report.
“We’ve tackled state capture, which was a huge dampener of enthusiasm of our people towards ANC. State capture has stopped. We are rebuilding our various government institutions, we are tackling corruption, we are dealing with the implementation of the zondo commission, and we are going to implement the Zondo commission, which unraveled a lot of horrible things that have been done in the past,” he said.
Meanwhile the ANC in the Northern Cape has endorsed Ramaphosa for another term.
Although he is yet to make an official announcement, Ramaphosa is expected to run for a second term, but not without opposition. In addition, several prominent figures within the ANC are vying to become Ramaphosa’s deputy.
These include current Justice Minister Ronald Lamola, who has been vocal in his call for the party to invest in young leadership.