Durban - The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has pulled no punches in its assessment of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address last with its leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi saying Ramaphosa’s dream of a bullet train was possible to dream but questioning whether it was possible to achieve.
In his debate in the National Assembly on Tuesday Buthelezi Ramaphosa’s plea to “imagine an impossible future” and rallying cry that there was nothing the country could not achieve without working in unison was bold dream but questioned how it could be achieved if the senior leadership of the ANC was failing to work together.
“Of course we all want the country you dream of. But do we dare dream of building smart cities tomorrow, when today we can’t even get the basics right?
“The picture you painted of hardship and poverty is familiar to us. The picture of bullet trains and cities with integrated ICT is possible to imagine. But is it possible to achieve?” queried Buthelezi.
He said that with South Africa’s going through 3.2% drop in its Growth Domestic Product for the first quarter of 2019 the country was in deeper trouble now than we were then and that the country needed hope and economic growth right away.