South African president pledges to fix economy as election looms

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to revive its economy which is burdened by government debt and mismanagement as he delivered the state of the nation address on Thursday.

Ramaphosa is trying to retain the support of elements within his African National Congress (ANC) and powerful labor unions who are against reforms that could cost jobs.

“Above everything else, we must get our economy working again. I call upon every South African to make this cause your own because when we suc…

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