Opposition parties take on 'dreamer' Cyril Ramaphosa over last week's Sona

Vague, lacking in detail, visions of a dreamer.

Just some of the accusations being levelled at President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (Sona) by opposition parties on Tuesday.

The opposition parties are having a field day pulling holes in the speech, accusing the president of being a dreamer.

Gaye Davis, Political reporter - EWN

Last Thursday, the president outlined his vision to take the country forward which included bullet trains, skyscrapers and new age cities.

EWN political reporter Gaye Davis says, in response, Tuesday's Sona debate sounded more like electioneering by opposition parties than a true unpacking of Ramaphosa's speech.

The parties have been criticising the president on the one hand and then simply saying what their parties would do given the chance.

Gaye Davis, Political reporter - EWN

He (Ramaphosa) was described as a president who's in office but not in charge.

Gaye Davis, Political reporter - EWN

Listen to the full interview below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Opposition parties take on 'dreamer' Cyril Ramaphosa over last week's Sona


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