Ramaphosa: Free education is coming

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was heavily guarded on his walkabout in Du Noon.

South African vice president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: EPA.

WESTERN CAPE - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told African National Congress (ANC) supporters in Du Noon in the Western Cape that free education is coming.

Ramaphosa was accompanied by hundreds of residents on a walkabout in the area to rally people to attend the party's 103rd birthday celebrations at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

The heavily guarded Ramaphosa was almost inaccessible as he walked but he waved off his bodyguards to engage with people.

Young people told him they were struggling to finish their studies due to lack of funding.

"Free education is coming, don't you have a bursary?" he asked.

Ramaphosa says funding is limited, but he has encouraged students to continue applying for financial aid.

On Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma went on a walkabout in Philippi and told residents the ANC had to take back the municipality in the upcoming local government elections before the party could claim the province from the Democratic Alliance (DA).