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ATM on Cyril Ramaphosa: He continues to fail to lead the country

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The ATM has issued a detailed statement highlighting areas of concern regarding President Cyril Ramaphosa’s leadership and administration, further looking to fast-track its initial motion of no confidence.

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) issued a statement today, 16 Sepember 2020, looking to fast-track its initial motion of no confidence against President Cyril Ramphosa. The initial motion was filed in February 2020. The political party stated, “The developments during [the] COVID-19 pandemic have only served to strengthen the ATM’s resolve that, indeed, President Ramaphosa must go because he continues to fail to lead the country.”

According to the ATM, the president failed to act swiftly in implementing regulations after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the country in March 2020. This subsequently led to a snowball effect, leaving the country in a state of emergency merely three weeks later. The ATM also believes that those who have been put in charge of personal protective equipment (PPE) have squandered millions of Rands for their own benefit, under his watch, indicating the mismanagement of his governance.

Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation at 19:00 tonight, where he will update the country on the current state of the nationwide lockdown. He has yet to comment on the ATM’s statement.

See the full statement below.

Sayushka Naidoo
[email protected]

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