I’m all out of Ramaphositivity. Now I’m just not that into him

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I’m all out of Ramaphositivity. Now I’m just not that into him

His astonishing, barefaced lies are not even the worst part of his insulting advice to young South Africans

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As break-ups went, it was fairly amicable, perhaps because our feelings hadn’t been particularly strong in the first place.

Admittedly, I had felt a touch of Ramaphoria at the beginning – how could I not? – but it never blossomed into full Raminfatuation or Ramaphilia.

Now and then, I wondered if I should take it to the next level. In the first weeks of the lockdown, when he looked at the camera steadily and said that we would overcome, I remembered how it was at the beginning, just after he’d walked away from his ex, Msholozi, and the world had seemed bright and new. I’m embarrassed to say I got a bit choked up. Yes, I whispered to my TV, yes, Cyril, we will overcome...

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