At the time of Kessie Nair’s arrest, his family said he was mentally unwell and they did not share his sentiments.
Ramaphosa was in Durban this week together with a number of senior ANC politicians and ministers touting his flagship district development model.
‘Let us put aside our differences and make the dignity, respect and safety of the women and the girls in our society our No 1 priority,’ DA leader Mmusi Maimane said.
While on the campaign trail in the Eastern Cape in 2017, Ramaphosa indicated his desire to visit the mining town, where 34 people died.
SA’s anthem is sung in four different languages, he said, and ‘that is what represents who we are as a nation’.