Ramaphosa Slams 'Rich' South Africans Over Health Bill Decision

President Cyril Ramaphosa has officially signed the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law.

Ramaphosa hit back at criticism from "well-to-do, rich people" over his decision to sign the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law just 13 days before the general elections. He vowed to pursue equality in healthcare "whether people like it or not." Business groups and opposition parties like the DA have threatened legal challenges, accusing Ramaphosa of using the bill for political gain ahead of the polls. 

The Economic freedom Fighter, EFF's Julius Malema also dismissed the ANC's version as "pretentious." However, Ramaphosa defended the long-awaited bill as overdue, saying South Africa cannot move forward with inequality in vital areas like healthcare. He is set to officially sign the NHI Bill into law during a ceremony at the Union Buildings.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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