Ramaphosa pleads for stability in the country’s leadership

The deputy president has urged all sectors of govt to restore stability in the country’s leadership.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africans want stable leadership, not a state that appears to have waged a war against itself.

Ramaphosa was speaking at the 21stannual Summit of the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in Boksburg.

He says government can only exist if there's better collaboration within its ranks.

Today's meeting precedes a job summit expected to be held later this year, where government and labour will discuss ways to retain and create jobs.

Ramaphosa has pleaded with all sectors of government to restore stability in the country's leadership.

"We've called upon all within the state machinery, if not a ceasefire, act in a way that will not disturb the stability."

He says South Africans deserve more than open-conflict between different institutions of state.

Now that Ramaphosa has delivered his address, officials will begin an assessment of Nedlac's activities over the last year as well as discuss issues currently facing the country.