We want to get rid of govt officials who steal and lie to us - Ramaphosa

2018-03-07 11:49
Cyril Ramaphosa. (Picture: Gallo Getty Images, file)

Cyril Ramaphosa. (Picture: Gallo Getty Images, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his commitment to removing government officials hindering service delivery.

"We want to get rid of bad things like corruption; people who steal money, people who waste our resources, who lie to us; who lie in top positions. We want to get rid of all those people," Ramaphosa said.

Ramaphosa was speaking to a group of locals who had joined him on a 6.2km walk from Khayelitsha to Mitchells Plain in Cape Town.

"There are many South Africans who are good, and we want to put them in good positions so that they can work for our people."

READ Walking with the president: Ramaphosa's continued charm offensive is working

Wearing a T-shirt reading "Thuma mina" - which means "send me" and refers to the lyrics from a Hugh Masekela song which he quoted in his State of the Nation Address - Ramaphosa spoke to community workers and residents on his 90-minute early morning walk.

School safety

His walks are part of his bid to promote healthy living through a "walking revolution".

He said he had met young people who lamented that their schools were not safe, and he promised to discuss it with the ministers of basic education and police.

He also said he wanted to see communities get rid of drugs, gangsterism and criminality.

Ramaphosa promised his administration was going to move SA forward "in a big way" and would concentrate on employment opportunities.

"Our people, each time we meet them, say: 'Help us with jobs.' Now we are going to be working to attract more and more investment. The good thing you saw yesterday is our economy has shown signs of growing. That is very positive. Confidence is coming back to our country."

The walk started at Lookout Hill and ended at the Rocklands Civic Centre, where the United Democratic Front was launched in 1983.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    cyril ramaphosa  |  cape town  |  corruption

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.