The DA, EFF, IFP, ACDP and UDM blasted Ramaphosa for lack of substance in his address last Thursday.
EFF leader Julius Malema accused Ramaphosa of dumping ANC Nasrec resolutions to expropriate land without compensation and nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb).
But ANC MP Seiso Mohai, who is the chief whip of the National Council of Provinces, defended Ramaphosa.
He said the EFF were not the spokespersons of the ANC. “The ANC has not assigned anyone to be its spokesperson. No one is a guardian to its conference resolutions,” said Mohai. He added that the election of Ramaphosa in last month’s poll was an affirmation of the support he had in the country.