For SA to have a hope in hell, Cyril must shuffle off dead wood

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For SA to have a hope in hell, Cyril must shuffle off dead wood

As long as ministers such as Nkoana-Mashabane, Mthethwa and Patel are in office, SA won’t realise its dreams

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National assembly speaker Thandi Modise and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson Amos Masondo issued a joint statement last week commemorating the hundreds of young people killed and injured on June 16 1976.It said, among other things: “We all owe it to the 1976 young liberators to ensure that we build the South Africa of our dreams, free from the pandemic and social ills.”

Nice, I thought. Who will build this “South Africa of our dreams”?

So I had a quick look at our national executive, the people who are supposed to implement our vision of a prosperous and free country that fulfils the dreams of those young people. We are in trouble...

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