Cyril Ramaphosa’s pledge to Desmond Tutu

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa during his visit to the Tutu family today Picture: BENNY GOOL / ORYX MEDIA
President Cyril Ramaphosa popped in to visit Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Leah Tutu at their home in Hermanus on Thursday Picture: BENNY GOOL

 

President Cyril Ramaphosa popped in to visit Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Leah Tutu at their home in Hermanus on Thursday.

During the courtesy call‚ the president promised to “correct past wrongs” that that had led to Tutu being a vocal critic of the government under former president Jacob Zuma.

Ramaphosa was accompanied by Ebrahim Rasool and Faiez Jacobs of the Western Cape ANC‚ and ANC national executive committee member Zizi Kodwa.

According to a brief statement issued by the office of the archbishop‚ “President Ramaphosa apologised to the Archbishop for the fact that he had lost confidence in government‚ and promised to correct the wrongs.

“Archbishop and Mrs Tutu said they were thrilled to receive President Ramaphosa.”

Also present were the Tutus’ eldest daughter‚ Thandeka‚ and son-in-law‚ Mthunzi Gxashe.

ANC elections head Fikile Mbalula said in a tweet: “The President met with Archbishop Tutu today. The ANC is on a pilgrimage to reconnect with all our people.”

– TimesLIVE

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