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Ramaphosa uses walkabout to showcase investment opportunities in Soweto

Ramaphosa walked along different landmark sites starting at Vilakazi Street towards Hector Peterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela's House.

President Cyril Ramaphosa holds a child while addressing Soweto community members during a presidential walkabout on 27 October 2017. Picture: @PresidencyZA/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG – President Cyril Ramaphosa commenced his presidential walkabout in Soweto on Saturday morning.

Ramaphosa walked along different landmark sites starting at Vilakazi Street towards Hector Peterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela's House.

Scores of people wearing white T-shirts have come out in their numbers to meet and greet president Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa is waking through Soweto to showcase investment opportunities as part of the activities for the South African Investment Conference.

In a statement, the Presidency explained delegates would join the walk in Soweto as the president showcases the diversity and vibrancy of township economies.

Police minister Bheki Cele and other African National Congress affiliates groups are also present.

Ramaphosa has labelled Vilakazi Street and its surrounds as the most important square mile in the world during his presidential walkabout.

The president says the area is an important place for business development.

“This has become as I said the most important square mile in the whole world and our dream is to develop it. Already, there are 700 people who are employed full time.”

Ramaphosa will be attending the final day of the conference at the Sandton convention Centre on Saturday.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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