Opinion

Ramaphosa will battle to fix the economy as long as he is hostage to this host of unelected allies

16 June 2019 - 00:06

Sometimes it's difficult to imagine how Cyril Ramaphosa will begin to tackle the enormous problems facing this country given the many hoops he has to jump through before making even minor decisions.

The ANC always comes to power dragging a caravan brimming with conceited comrades and their friends demanding to be consulted on every policy matter - the self-appointed guardians of the ideological realm. Sometimes it seems as though Ramaphosa, or anybody in his position, is not allowed to scratch his back without consulting a messenger at Cosatu House. There are too many cooks roiling this broth...

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