PATRICK BULGER | State of Capture: Cyril Ramaphosa is a prisoner of the ANC

Like the hapless Pik Botha many years ago, the president is presented as the acceptable face of a notorious party that never accepted him

08 December 2022 - 21:17

Many years ago, during the Codesa talks for a new constitution, Thabo Mbeki addressed an evening open gathering in Kempton Park where the talks were held. Gazing in front of him, Mbeki stood in silence, of the long and awkward type he often used to make his point. “Cyril Ramaphosa,” he intoned at last, “is not a veteran of the ANC.’’ Long silence to let that sink in...

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