What keeps Cyril looking so young? It’s certainly not sleepless ...

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What keeps Cyril looking so young? It’s certainly not sleepless nights

Obama became grey and haggard during his years in office, while our president remains unscathed. Why?

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On Wednesday evening, Cyril Ramaphosa celebrated his 69th birthday with his family, a milestone of special significance as 69 years is also the length of time it takes the ANC to build a functioning power station.

The Presidency wished him well on Twitter, thanking him for “steering our country through these difficult times”.

It seemed a very flattering description of what Ramaphosa has been doing, but I suppose they might argue that even an unconscious person, twitching a wheel left and right as a runaway car careens through a cornfield, is still technically steering the car through the field...

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