Cyril liberates the truth: SA hasn’t got a government

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Cyril liberates the truth: SA hasn’t got a government

No-one seems to have noticed when he said it himself – that after 27 years, the ANC remains a liberation party

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His testimony was panned for its platitudes and ludicrous revisionist history, but Cyril Ramaphosa was never supposed to reveal any great truths at the Zondo commission. Which is why it was so startling when he told us the ANC has the moral right and duty to rule SA, forever, badly.

Those weren’t his words exactly, but they were the clear subtext as the president told the commission on Friday that the ANC remained first and foremost a liberation movement.

Perhaps that’s why his alarmingly honest statement was largely ignored by most of the analysis over the weekend. Being told the ANC is still a liberation movement dedicated to the salvation of the oppressed is like being told by the SABC to watch Survivor season 35: all one can do is marvel very briefly that there are still people in the world who are interested in this inane bullshit...

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