"Ramaphosa needs to start campaigning now (if he wants to win)"

Political analyst, Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has not been speaking enough for the presidential campaign of the African National Congress (ANC).

He says it is not surprising that Ramaphosa has talked strongly about radical economic transformation, and against state capture and corruption.

However, Ndletyana says it is still not clear whether the Deputy President wants to win the presidency when the ruling party elects new leadership in December.

The deputy president was speaking at the Economic Recovery Engagement Dinner organised by the Black Business council on Wednesday night.

Read: Picking apart Cyril's strong words on radical economic transformation

He is not campaigning so far.

Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, political analyst

If he wants to win, he has to be broad and come out clearly.

Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, political analyst

Also read: Now is the time for Cyril to stand up: British Parliamentarian And read: Ramaphosa needs to start campaigning now (if he wants to win)

If you are standing for the presidency of the ANC, you are likely to step on toes. It's either he is in or out. If he is in, he has to be willing to withstand whatever backlash there is.

Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana, political analyst

Last night Ramaphosa emphasised that economic transformation should not benefit the few.

He also vowed that it is non-negotiable and it is going to happen whether people like it or not.

Listen to Professor Mcebisi Ndletyana and EWN reporter Clement Manyathela below for more details on Ramaphosa's comments...


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