DA says Ramaphosa is 'running scared' from debate with Maimane

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- citizen.co.za | 7 months ago

In a statement on Wednesday following clarification from the ANC that they would not be engaging in a televised debate on the SABC with opposition leader Mmusi Maimane, the DA has accused them of fearing such a debate.

There is no tradition in South Africa of ANC presidents being willing to debate with opposition leaders, with Tony Leon having tried to set it up with Thabo Mbeki, Helen Zille and Maimane trying unsuccessfully with Jacob Zuma, and now Maimane failing to debate Ramaphosa. The last time it happened, Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk debated their positions and proposals to voters ahead of the first democratic elections of 1994.

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