If you could vote for SA’s pres­i­dent

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Mmeme Tau Gaut­eng I think Cyril Ramaphosa is the right can­di­date. With his ex­pe­ri­ence, he can take us where we have never been. Isaac Gaut­eng Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will cause more di­vi­sions in the ANC, so I would opt for Jeff Radebe. He is a se­nior mem­ber of the govern­ment and of the ANC. He is well re­spected and a man of in­tegrity. Jim Madire Gaut­eng My choice is Ramaphosa. He is fit to re­trieve the coun­try from the dun­geon into which Ja­cob Zuma has thrown it. Freda Lim­popo I would vote for Cyril Ramaphosa. He sounds like a uni­fier who sees what ac­tiv­i­ties de­rail the ANC and is not afraid to speak his mind. He’s my man. Maxwell KwaZulu-Natal If the Con­sti­tu­tion was dif­fer­ent and we could di­rectly vote for pres­i­dent, the field for can­di­dates would be much wider. As things stand, no one in their right mind would vote for Zuma, but then again Cyril is al­ready deputy pres­i­dent and de facto pres­i­dent. It is a moot point. Ephraim Ra­pu­leng via SMS I would vote for Ramaphosa. He is ex­pe­ri­enced. Mashudu Gaut­eng Cyril Ramaphosa is ca­pa­ble of lead­ing South Africa com­pared with Dlamini-Zuma. Ramaphosa is glob­ally well known, fi­nan­cially set­tled, has a law de­gree, is im­par­tial and is a uni­fy­ing ex­pert. Dlamini-Zuma failed African peo­ple as African Union (AU) leader. Most AU mem­ber states are fed up with Dlamini-Zuma and they are happy that she is leav­ing. I am pleased to say that af­ter the an­nounce­ment of Ramaphosa as the pres­i­dent of the ANC, the rand value will be one to one against the dol­lar. TG Man­qola East­ern Cape Cyril Ramaphosa. He is a fine leader and a great thinker. A man with­out a hun­gry stom­ach. Nokuthula Mbebe East­ern Cape Cyril Ramaphosa must lead the na­tion. Ca­banga Radebe KwaZulu-Natal I’d vote for Ramaphosa, since he’s a leader well versed in eco­nom­ics and this is the next phase of the rev­o­lu­tion af­ter ob­tain­ing political power. He led the work­ing class through the National Union of Minework­ers, there­fore he’s an or­ganic work­ing class leader who un­der­stands govern­ment busi­ness. Henry Nko­somzi Biko North­ern Cape I would vote for Cyril Ramaphosa. He has the nec­es­sary ex­pe­ri­ence and back­ground in the or­gan­i­sa­tion. He was one of the main peo­ple draft­ing the con­sti­tu­tion. He would eas­ily give di­rec­tion. Eco­nom­i­cally, we are in a cri­sis. We need a per­son with a very clear un­der­stand­ing on mat­ters of the econ­omy. Hence Ramaphosa will be a very good pres­i­dent. He is hum­ble, hon­est, down to earth and very ap­proach­able. You can just sense this from his com­mu­nity en­gage­ments. He is do­ing a lot to im­prove con­di­tions in South Africa. With­out favour, he has no scan­dals that are hang­ing around him.



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