Women's Day: President Ramaphosa admits government failed women

President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the keynote address at the Mbekweni Rugby Stadium in Paarl in the Western Cape on Thursday in commemoration of Women's day.

Eyewitness News Reporter Graig-Lee Smith attended the event and says thousands of women who attended the gathering were optimistic after the president's speech.

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President Ramaphosa in his keynote address admitted that government had indeed failed the women of South Africa and we are on the path of rectifying that.

Graig-Lee Smith, EWN Reporter

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He also addressed the issue of violence against women and children pledging to fight against gender-based violence.

Graig-Lee Smith, EWN Reporter

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