- Ramaphosa visited the Eastern Cape this past weekend to attend an ANC rally
- Out of courtesy he paid a visit to King Azenathi who gave him his approval
- Ramaphosa is said to be the only hope of the ANC returning to its former glory
Deputy president and presidential candidate, Cyril Ramaphosa, received a major boost to his campaign for ANC leadership this weekend past.
Ramaphosa received a strong approval from AbaThembu Acting King Azenathi Dalindyebo. He said his nation had their hopes set on Ramaphosa to assure unity and the revival of the ANC.
King Buyelekhaya Dalindebeyo’s eldest, jailed son, said Ramaphosa is the only person who could lead the party and restore it to its former glory.
Ramaophosa visited Mthatha on Saturday for an ANC rally. As per African royal protocol, he first paid the king a courtesy visit at Bumbane Great Place, which is about 50 kilometers away.
Sowetan Live reported that King Azenathi assured Ramaphosa that he has the ancestor’s blessings and of AbaThembu going into the national conference on the 16th of December until the 20th.
“He is the right person to steer South Africa in the right direction. We need people like him who can stabilise our economy‚ who can stabilise our country. We grant him the most favourable opportunity to take over South Africa. We do believe he will be ANC president and will deliver the January 8 statement as the President‚” Azenathi said.
Briefly.co.za learned that Ramaphosa said he was honoured by the statement and said that Bumbane Great Place was the original home of the ANC.
“May the wishes of the king be fulfilled at the conference. I am honoured to be welcomed in this way by the king and his people‚” said Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa and the current king were later driven to a rally, where he was once again endorsed by Azenathi and the ANC national executive member, Thembi Siweya.
Azenathi and Ramaphosa asked for a revived, united and strong ANC which is at peace with itself, without corrupt leaders fighting for positions and access to resources or state capture.
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