‘Scared, terrified’: Ramaphosa to deliver final state of the nation address for ANC

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Democratic Alliance (D.A.) leader John Steenhuisen is convinced that the president Cyrille Ramaphosa will deliver his final State of the Nation Address (Sona) as the opposition aims to impeach the African National Congress (ANC) from power in the 2024 general elections.

THE Multi-party charter South Africa’s representative held a rally at Johannesburg City Hall on Thursday, ahead of the second weekend of voter registration.

“The ANC is terrified”

Addressing his supporters at Johannesburg City Hall, Steenhuisen said the country was fed up with the failures of the ANC-led government.

“We are tired as South Africans of unemployment, we are tired of corruption, we are tired of broken promises and we are tired of politicians who don’t care about the people and only care about them “themselves,” he said.

The DA leader also attacked the president and the ruling party.

“There is a man who calls himself the president of South Africa and he hides in Union buildings and he never does anything. He makes promises but he never delivers and you know what, he is scared and his party is terrified because they know that on February 8 he will deliver the ANC’s last state of the nation address .

“He is terrified and his party is so afraid that we will all come together from different parties, putting aside our differences and working together towards a common goal because we love our country and we want to save it. He is so terrified that they are already trying to make excuses for why they lost the election,” Steenhuisen continued.

He further called on supporters of the Multi-Party Charter to “fight everywhere” ahead of the national and provincial elections.

“We will take our message of hope and change to every South African, to every community, wherever you have been before, whatever you have done before, it is time to unite around the Multi-Party Charter because together we “We can win,” added the DA leader.

“New government”

Meanwhile, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) Chairman Velenkosini Hlabisa stressed the importance of this year’s elections.

“2024 is an opportunity for South Africans to fundamentally change the trajectory of our country by overthrowing a failing government and empowering a new government.

“For the first time in 30 years since the 1994 elections, the ruling party risks losing the majority (and) if that happens, a coalition of opposition parties is ready to form a new government.

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“We have not joined forces randomly, but have carefully chosen the people we will work with ensuring that the government we form is supported by the values, principles and solutions defended by the IFP,” said the leader of the IFP.

Hlabisa stressed that the ANC-led government had particularly failed young people.

“It is our young people who suffer the most. A failing education system prevents young people from developing their potential. A failing economy is keeping our young people out of work…it’s clear that change is needed.

Watch the gathering below:

In December, the Multi-Party Charter welcomed two new parties, the Ekhethu People’s Party (EPP) and the United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP), bringing the total number to 10.

THE pre-election coalition pact consists of ActionSA, IFP, FF+ and the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), among other parties.

Voting register

The second weekend of voter registration will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on February 3-4.

More than 23,300 registration positions will be open in all provinces.

While there are currently 27 million eligible voters on the electoral roll, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (CIS) targets 39.7 million people for the elections.

The CEI said on Wednesday that it had recorded 200,000 new online registrations since the first voter registration weekend held in November last year.

A total of 498,000 eligible voters registered between November and January 30 of this year.

At least 2.7 million people went to polling stations, while 196,000 used the online portal during the first weekend of registration.

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