Cape farmers back Cyril Ramaphosa, but grill him on business challenges
Prominent large-scale farmers operating vineyards in the Cape winelands and other commercial farms on Tuesday expressed confidence in the leadership of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa, but some raised serious issues affecting their businesses. The farmers met Ramaphosa at a public meeting that lasted almost three hours at the Beyerskloof Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The Western Cape ANC branch said the meeting took place at the request of producers behind leading brands including Kanonkop and Simonsig wines and Morgan Beef. “The Bible says presidents and kings are appointed by the Lord. Mr President‚ you’re also anointed ... David in the Bible was first anointed and then he was appointed‚ then he wrote the psalms. Mr President‚ I know that you’re going to write a lot of psalms for SA and it’s going to be a lot of excellent psalms‚” said Beyerskloof owner and programme director Beyers Truter.
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