Opinion

Whose class interests will the president and his ministers serve?

Will the Ramaphosa regime put shoes on the feet of the poor or coats on the backs of the rich - buying into the priorities of the economic elite?

02 June 2019 - 00:06 By MBHAZIMA SHILOWA and DUMISANI TEMBE

Elections have come and gone and the ANC emerged victorious, albeit with a reduced majority. It was not able to wrest the Western Cape from the DA, but did hold on to Gauteng - by the skin of its teeth.

The majority who voted for the ANC are the poor and the working class, most of whom have no access to quality health services, education, water, adequate shelter and sanitation, and most of whom are unemployed. There is a danger that their needs and aspirations, the very things that made them place their hopes in President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC, will be written out of the narrative...

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