A battle for the ages

What do youth and old age have to teach each other about politics? Jonathan Ancer crosses the floor from SA's oldest to youngest members of parliament

16 June 2019 - 00:00 By JONATHAN ANCER

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his state of the nation address on Thursday, two of the honourable members with front-row seats in the house will be Sibongiseni Ngcobo and Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

Between these two politicians is a generational gulf in which people have been born, educated, worked, married, become parents and grandparents, and retired. Buthelezi, the oldest member in the new parliament, turns 91 in two months; Ngcobo turned 24 eight days after being sworn in last month...

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