In politics, size matters, even if you have to make it up

14 January 2020 - 08:00
ANC members at the Tafel-Lager Stadium in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province where president Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the party's January 8 statement on January 11 2020.
ANC members at the Tafel-Lager Stadium in Kimberley, Northern Cape Province where president Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the party's January 8 statement on January 11 2020.
Image: Via Twitter @MbalulaFikile

In politics, it’s not what you do with your crowd: it’s all about the size.

The size of crowds retains an urgent grip on leaders’ egos, hence the ability to stuff three million supporters into a café.

 

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