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Tell Cyril lies, tell him sweet little lies. After all, he’s ...


Tell Cyril lies, tell him sweet little lies. After all, he’s used to it

Could Cosatu’s Zingiswa Losi, like many before her, be looking to up her standing after events at Royal Bafokeng?


As Cyril Ramaphosa watched Sunday’s rally at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium disintegrate and found himself being wrestled towards safety by his bodyguards like a designer suitcase being dragged down a flight of stairs behind a very grumpy porter, he would have tried to comfort himself with the fact that the same indignity befell Nelson Mandela 27 years ago.

On that occasion, a May Day rally in 1995, things got so hairy Mandela had to be bundled into an armoured car.

There are, however, some important differences between the two events, which would have depressed Ramaphosa as he gazed disconsolately into the darkness caused by lying face down on the back seat of his limo with his jacket over his head...

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