Is Cyril Ramaphosa the 'lesser of two evils' ask young South Africans

While most people are optimistic about Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment as the leader of the African National Congress (ANC), not everyone is convinced that he is the right pick.

There have been questions from critics, about his business interests and whether he is committed to the party's agenda on radical economic transformation - as well as the role he played in the Marikana massacre.

Sharing her views on the ANC president, former legal researcher and producer of The Big Debate Anele Nzimande is also skeptical about the man.

Because of the Marikana massacre, also because of the wealth that he has amassed over the years, as someone who claims to want to see radical economic transformation, I think you should start with yourself, how did you accumulate all of this wealth?

Anele Nzimande, former legal researcher and producer of The Big Debate

Even in terms of the Marikana massacre, I think I am concerned that he did not intervene as a former trade unionist.

Anele Nzimande, former legal researcher and producer of The Big Debate

That's what is becoming more upsetting, is that you have the same old leaders who already have so much wealth that they have amassed over the years and haven't really radically managed to transform the economy in this country.

Anele Nzimande, former legal researcher and producer of The Big Debate

Author and Entrepreneur Trevor Kamato says the ANC's decision should be respected.

In his personal capacity he may have some contradictions to the radical economic transformation agenda but after the elective conference that is concluding today he will be given a direct mandate by the African National Congress to represent the views and policies of the organisation.

Trevor Kamato, Author and Entrepreneur

Author and musician Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, says the overall party has inspired little confidence.

There is no policy that I have seen that has inspired confidence in me, and the fact that all of their leaders were compromised is not a feather in the cap of the ANC, it is a problem with the party.

Sizwe Mpofu -Walsh, activist and author

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This article first appeared on 702 : Is Cyril Ramaphosa the 'lesser of two evils' ask young South Africans


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