So many promises, Cyril, but SA is still a corrupt, captured mess

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So many promises, Cyril, but SA is still a corrupt, captured mess

What happened to his list of Madiba-inspired tasks’ from two years ago? Where’s the urgency and determination?

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It boggles the mind why journalists, analysts, business leaders and so many others who are interested in the future of our country still listen to the ANC’s January 8 statements. These long, wordy statements are worse than election manifestos: produced with much fanfare and discarded within minutes of being read out.

I am not going to even pretend to analyse this past weekend’s speech delivered in Kimberley. I am going back to 2018 to illustrate my point.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his first January 8 statement as ANC leader in 2018 he inserted a list of what he called “tasks of the ANC”. He said these tasks were “inspired by the life, contribution and vision of Nelson Mandela”...

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