Editorial

Time for dreaming is over, Mr President. There's work to be done

23 June 2019 - 00:10 By SUNDAY TIMES

In 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa asked us to send him. Thuma Mina, he implored us, borrowing from the late Hugh Masekela's hit. He had just taken over from a disastrous Jacob Zuma and SA was depressed. Ratings agencies had either downgraded the country or put it on notice, the state was in the clutches of Zuma's cronies, unemployment at an all-time high and we were sinking fast. In came the former businessman with a bagful of promises. Trust me, he said, send me, he asked. We did. The country gave him a 57%-majority mandate...

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