President Cyril Ramaphosa is governing on a fragile, compromised mandate and might not be able to effect the change that SA needs to turn around, the DA says. Ramaphosa reaches his first 100 days in office on Thursday, and DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the president’s tenure so far had been "underwhelming". "South Africans have rightfully expected much more from the president," Maimane said. "We remain stuck in a jobs crisis, while our country is not safe from crime and our politicians continue to commit acts of corruption and nepotism. "Tax is up, jobs are scarce, petrol is increasing and food is becoming unaffordable." Ramaphosa came to power in February following the reluctant resignation of Jacob Zuma. The president’s performance to date will come under scrutiny on Wednesday during the Presidency’s budget debate in Parliament. Ramaphosa will reply on Thursday. However, the DA has wasted little time in picking apart the president’s performance. "Over the past 100 days, it has beco...

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