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Ramaphosa calls on DA to release its cadre deployment records

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ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the DA to hand over minutes from its meetings to prove that the opposition party does not practice cadre deployment.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, speaking at the ANC’s manifesto launch, said the DA was also practising cadre deployment. Picture: Khaya Ngwenya, Independent Newspapers

ANC PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the DA to hand over minutes from its meetings to prove that the opposition party does not practice cadre deployment.

He accused the DA of being hypocrites, saying that it was also practising cadre deployment where it governs.

Ramaphosa on Saturday unveiled the party’s election manifesto in Durban where he outlined a number of priorities to get the country out of its current economic crisis.

He said there was already work under way to fix the energy and logistics sectors and he will sign the National Health Insurance Bill after it has been on his desk since last December after it was passed by Parliament.

After a legal challenge by the DA for the ANC to hand over its cadre deployment records, former DA mayor in Midvaal Bongani Baloyi said the DA was also practising cadre deployment.

But this was denied by DA leader John Steenhuisen. The official opposition has threatened the ANC with more legal action after it did not hand over minutes of meetings of the cadre deployment committee when Ramaphosa was chairing it.

Ramaphosa accused the DA of being hypocrites, saying the party was also practising cadre deployment where it governs.

He said the ANC will be putting forward its best candidates to represent it in the national legislature and provinces.

“In this election, our candidates represent the finest. All leaders, once elected, will be held to high standards of accountability. We will ensure our candidates, once put forward, work in a focused and disciplined manner.

“We have made all the preparatory work. We will work in this new administration. We are taking measures to make we have the best. We are going to make sure we deploy people who are capable.

“In our cadre deployment policy, we put in people who share our vision. We will ensure the policies and visions of the ANC are followed. That is why the judgment in the Gauteng High Court concluded there is nothing political about influencing a policy direction,” said Ramaphosa. .

“Those who are talking about cadre deployment let them bring their minutes. They are hypocrites, We want their minutes. They are accusing the ANC of doing exactly what they are doing.”

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