Cyril uses Air Force as ANC taxi service

Issued by George Michalakis MP – Spokesperson on Security and Justice in the NCOP
18 Oct 2022 in News

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The Democratic Alliance will today write to the Public Protector to report the misuse of State resources by President Cyril Ramaphosa for party political purposes.

President Ramaphosa landed in Welkom in the Free State using a South African National Defence Force (SANDF) Oryx helicopter. His visit was to participate in the ANC’s Letsema campaign and engage with local ANC branches. Ramaphosa was seen landing in the military helicopter in his ANC paraphernalia. See photos here and here

In July 2022 the DA leader in the Free State, Dr Roy Jankielsohn, also referred to an incident where the President and the Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela, handed over a state-funded house as part of the launch of the ANC’s Letsema campaign. The lengths that the governing party will go to for political gain clearly have no bounds.

It is of grave concern that the SANDF, a supposedly impartial organisation, is involved in politicking. The ANC has repeatedly shown its disregard for the separation of party and State and is willfully misusing taxpayer money to fund its own campaign.