‘I will always support Ramaphosa, always’

He called on all South Africans to give the President a chance as he is preparing good things for them.


ANC deputy president DD Mabuza has said that he will always be there for President Cyril Ramaphosa, supporting him throughout the years to come.

He said Ramaphosa “is safe” with him and they will always work “side by side” for the betterment of the lives of the poor.

“With a person of President Ramaphosa’s calibre we will overcome,” said the country’s deputy president.

Mabuza answered a string of questions from journalists on the sidelines of a Thuma Mina ANC campaign in Mkhondo the past weekend.

He recently took “sick leave” in order to go see his medical doctors in Russia.

He agreed to answer media questions while conducting a door-to-door campaign in the Mkhondo area and making a heap of promises to the residents, including building them houses, putting stoves, fridges, beds and blankets.

He said the reason he went to Russia was not because he didn’t have confidence in South African healthcare but simply because the Russian doctors understand his 2015 poisoning issue and are actually the ones who treated him after he got terribly ill while celebrating his 55th birthday in Bushbuckridge.

“I’m saying to the members of the ANC and the people out there let’s give Ramaphosa a chance,” Mabuza said.



“Let’s support him. We will make it,” the deputy president said.

He told the SABC that under the leadership of Ramaphosa there are better things coming and “I can see change”.

“But I want to assure the people that I will always be alongside Ramaphosa. I will work side by side and I will never cause commotion or fight for his position because his position is our position,” the deputy president said.

He was accompanied by other NEC members, Premier Refilwe Mtshweni and ANC provincial acting chairman Mandla Ndlovu whom he introduced as “the one who took over from me when I left”.

Gert Sibande regional and sub-regional leaders also formed part of the campaign alongside Mabuza in the Mkhondo area of Mpumalanga on Sunday.

(edited by ZK)

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