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Speak up, Cyril. The people’s patience is running out

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Speak up, Cyril. The people’s patience is running out

If Ramaphosa will not tell us the whole truth about the theft at his game farm, what does he have to hide?

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On December 16 1961, Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC’s military wing, declared that it was taking up arms against the apartheid government. Freedom-loving South Africans had for decades petitioned and pleaded for democracy. They were rebuffed.

“The people’s patience is not endless,” the manifesto declared.

It is time someone reminded President Cyril Ramaphosa of this line. Patience is a commodity that Ramaphosa has asked for repeatedly from the South African public. He has asked for patience as he has tried to reverse the deep rot of the nine wasted years. He has asked for patience as he revives the economy. He has asked for patience across the board: fixing the institutions, fixing the values and culture of the ANC, fixing the backward policies of the party. He has asked the public for patience for the mess that his party, the ANC, has landed us in...

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