President Cyril Ramaphosa, during his Freedom Day address, claimed that the state has made progress in realising the human rights of citizens and advancing human dignity.
The government took to Twitter on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, to share minutes from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Freedom Day address, which was held in Botshabelo in the Free State. During his address, Ramaphosa claimed that the state has made progress in realising people’s basic rights and advancing human dignity in the past 27 years.
Ramaphosa was quoted as saying, “And yet, even as we have lived in a democratic country for the past 27 years, we know that across many parts of South Africa, the promise of 1994 has not yet been fulfilled. Millions of South Africans still live in conditions of poverty and deprivation.”
In conclusion, Ramaphosa focused on the upcoming elections, stating, “I call on you to demonstrate, with your vote, your intolerance for corruption, theft and mismanagement of the funds that are meant for the benefit of you, the citizen.” He added, “When we resort to violent demonstrations, burning, looting and the destruction of property, we are undermining the very cause we seek to advance. Exercising our right to vote is by far the most powerful form of protest.”
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[Read] President Cyril Ramaphosa says government has made great progress towards realising the rights of people and advancing human dignity.https://t.co/4sJAqUPbDA#FreedomDay2021 pic.twitter.com/al2KOmIFmf
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