S. Africa's new president to lay down anti-graft strategy

Feb 16, 2018, 6:36 AM EST
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa faces an uphill task in war against graft.
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South Africa’s newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa will lay down his strategy to steer the country back to the path of economic progress and to root out deeply ingrained inequality in the country in his first major speech of the presidency.

Observers opine that Ramaphosa faces an uphill task in trying to reignite national pride, self-belief and mutual trust, writes The Guardian.

The voters’ disillusionment with the ruling ANC is a result of the party’s failure to deliver on its promises, an area that Ramaphosa will have to address immediately to cover the lost grounds, as reflected by the defeat in 2016 municipal elections, notes ABC News.