Ramaphosa reconfirmed his dedication to expropriation of land without compensation during his Freedom Day speech today.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says as South Africa celebrates 24 years of democracy, that citizens cannot truly be free if they do not have access to jobs, education and better livelihoods.
Ramaphosa says that democracy did not automatically heal the divisions of the past and that the country must work resolutely to remove the obstacles that still divide it.
The president says that South Africa has made great strides, but that there is much work to do.
“As we celebrate the freedoms that we have achieved, and the great advances that we have made, we need to use this Freedom Day to affirm our determination to intensify the struggle of socio-economic freedom for all our people.”
Ramaphosa also reflected on why today is such an important day in the country’s history.
“It is a day on which our rightful place as a people deserving of respect and dignity was restored, where the humiliation of racial discrimination formally came to an end.
Now we ask If the land owned by him and his family also part of the plan or are the black billionaires such as his brothers-in-law,Patrice Motsepe and Jeff Radebe, still too “previously disadvantaged” to contribute to the redistribution of land drive?