This is a difficult time for South Africa – Ramaphosa – News24


Johannesburg – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says although South Africa has made great strides since the adoption of its Constitution twenty years ago there was still a long way to go.

“We have, as Madiba said, climbed a great hill,” said Ramaphosa on Monday.

He also told guests at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg that the country risked being diverted from the path it has chosen.

South Africa’s first democratic president Nelson Mandela died three years ago on December 5 at the age of 95.

A series of events were held across the country to celebrate his sacrifices and to remember his ideals.

Ramaphosa focused extensively the Constitution, which Mandela signed into existence 20 years ago.

He said a lot had been done to restore the dignity of South Africans along with a sense of collective pride in a nation which is now at peace with itself and the world.

‘Many more hills…


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