South African has reelected President Cyrill Ramphosa who was inaugurated May, 25 at Loftus Versfold Stadium in Pretoria.
Ramphosa in his speech as the President of South Africa touches many issues that resonate with to South Africans, these include poverty, equality and need for South Africa to work with other Africans.
Ramphosa committed South Africa to realizing the African Union vision of unity continent, he reaffirms his determination to work with other African Country across the continent to realise the African Union’s Vision of Agenda 2063, to build the Africa that we all want, to forge a free trade area that stretches from Cape Town to Cairo, bringing growth and opportunity to all African Countries.
Ramphosa said a lot has changed for the people of the country since that glorious morning on which Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first president of a democratic South Africa.
He acknowledged the challenged faced by the people of the country and expressed his belief that they can be solved, he also said he is looking forward to a country that is free from corruption, for companies that generate social value and propel human development, for elected officials and public servants who faithfully serve no other cause than that of the public.
Ramphosa expresses his desire for a better South Africa, he praised the people of South African for remaining hopeful in the face of the challenges faced by the country” Despite our differences, despite a past of conflict and division, despite the bitterness and the fierce political contestation among 48 political parties in recent months, we share the same hopes and fears, the same anxieties and aspirations. South Africans want action and not just words and promises”
Ramphosa in his statement promised to end poverty, illiteracy and unemployment. He further said, he desire a society where the rich share with the poor, a society where all persons can meet their basic needs. A society where every person, regardless of race or sex or circumstance, may experience the fundamental necessities of a decent and dignified life, he said every schoolchild will be able to read and every person who wants to work will have a reasonable opportunity to find employment.
The president also calls for an end to dominion that men claim over women, the denial of opportunity, the abuse and violence, the neglect and disregard of each person’s equal right. Let us build a truly non-racial society, one that belongs to all South Africans and in which all South Africans belong, Let us build a society that protects and values those who are vulnerable and who for too long have been rendered marginal; Ramphosa said
Ramphosa also thanked African leaders for choosing to Celebrate Africa day with South Africans. Africa Day, which was established by African Union (AU) on May 25 1963, is celebrated on the continent and internationally.