Bling on the clowns: Why Cyril’s enemies really want to take ...

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Bling on the clowns: Why Cyril’s enemies really want to take over SA

You’d think no one would want to take over the SA ash heap. But, then, you’re not thinking like the fightback gang

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What sort of person dreams of ruling over a heap of ash?

It’s a question I find myself asking every time I read about the so-called “fightback” campaign and its ongoing attempts to push Cyril Ramaphosa out of office. Because it is odd, isn’t it?

I mean, if you are the sort of person who lies awake at night, sweatily listening to your squeaking ceiling fan, now and then glancing at the gently glowing pate of your Msholozi nightlight as you fantasise about taking over a country, surely you imagine something a bit less ashy? Surely, if you’re going to dedicate your waking hours to ousting a president, your payoff is to rule a place that resembles your imperial ambitions rather than one that resembles a dumpster full of burning nappies?..

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