Opinion

Messing with us with a straight face and a smile

14 February 2021 - 00:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is a genuinely nice guy. He is playful and laughs easily. You cannot say that about many heads of state any where, let alone on our own continent, so we should not scoff at our good fortune.

After listening to his state of the nation speech the other night, however, and hearing nota single new thought or promise other than a sensible decision to press on quickly with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine now that the AstraZeneca product seems not to be as effective against our dominant variant as was originally hoped, I think he’s basically given up trying...

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