South African President called riots an attack on democracy – RT in Russian

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called the riots in the country a deliberate attack on state democracy.

The full text of the President’s address has been published on the official website.

“It is now clear that the events of the past week were nothing more than a deliberate, coordinated and well-planned attack on our democracy.
The constitutional order of our country is under threat, ”says Ramaphosa.

He noted that the current instability in South Africa and incitement to violence violate the Constitution and are aimed at harming the economy and weakening democracy. According to the President of the country, the initiators of what is happening under the pretext of political resentment intended to provoke a popular uprising.

According to the latest data, the number of victims of riots in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng increased to 212. They began after the imprisonment of ex-President Jacob Zuma.


Source: RT на русском by russian.rt.com.

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