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EDITORIAL | Just like Tannie Evita did in ’94, we must trust in ...


EDITORIAL | Just like Tannie Evita did in ’94, we must trust in Cyril

If we act against those who wish to derail his leadership, we can build a country we really want


A clip has surfaced of a much younger Cyril Ramaphosa, wading waist-deep in a river with Tannie Evita Bezuidenhout at his side. As he gently shares his expertise in flyfishing, the viewer is taken back to a time long before his presidency. It was many, many years before Ramaphosa would have to keep a very large ship – a whole country, its economy and the wellbeing of its citizens – afloat with a deftness that inspires.

The year was 1994, the year democracy became a sweet, tangible thing for South Africans.

Tannie Evita, alter ego of satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys, was talking to Ramaphosa who at that time was a member of parliament and chairman of the Constitutional Assembly...

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