"We are happy now the [May 8 general] election is concluded. Sometimes I tell my friends that I am confident with the prosperity of this country...the economy and social development. South Africa is not a poor country, it has very unique strengths for development,"
"The number one challenge for President Ramaphosa is poverty, but the main mission for him is development for common prosperity. The first strength of South Africa is is the resources...the mineral resources, agricultural resources, ocean resources and more importantly the human resources. The human resource here in South Africa is one of the best in the world. You are not poor."
"The other strength is the location. You are the only country in the continent embraced by two oceans. You could be a production base for the continent and the world. We can produce here and export to the world. The third unique strength of South Africa is the foundation and condition for development. I travel around the country, your infrastructure is not poor. The highways system [in South Africa] is one of the best in the world. South Africa is one of the best in the world, especially in emerging markets."
"I believe President Ramaphosa is the right president at the right time. He is the best choice for the people at this moment to lead this country to the right direction. We are very confident of that. We are ready to work together with this country, your country, and your people. Now the campaigning is over, remember President Ramaphosa is not a president of the ANC only. Now we are ready to join hands with him, his government and his people for win-win cooperation for development,"