According to the opposition party’s leader Julius Malema, the continent will be able to see that Ramaphosa only wants power as AU chair, but lacks the ability to lead the continental organisation.
“At least the continent will now get to see what we see here in South Africa – a man who wants to be on top and but does nothing. That’s Cyril Ramaphosa.
“So it gives the opportunity for the continent to see that we are not being unreasonable, that we are being led by a person who has no vision, who does a lot of talking but no action,” Malema said in Pretoria.
Ramaphosa took over the AU chairmanship on Saturday, 8 February 2020 in the Ethiopian capital for this year.