The leopards in the cabinet haven’t changed their spots, and the public is right to be wary

10 May 2020 - 00:00 By barney mthombothi

A friend likened President Cyril Ramaphosa’s explanation of his government’s U-turn on the sale of tobacco to a hostage forced at gunpoint to go on national television to plead for the acceptance of his captors’ demands. It’s probably more like a case of Stockholm syndrome: he’s a hostage who’s developed affection for his kidnappers. He turns his wrath not against them but against those who seek to rescue him...

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