Editorials 17.2.2018 05:00 am

Cyril channels spirit of Madiba

Ramaphosa will have to undo the serious damage of the Jacob Zuma years.

One could almost feel the spirit of Nelson Mandela stirring in the chamber of the National Assembly yesterday as the new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, promised to take South Africa back to that future which was Madiba’s vision.

Cyril channels spirit of Madiba
Cyril channels spirit of Madiba

Cyril channels spirit of Madiba

Ramaphosa will have to undo the serious damage of the Jacob Zuma years.

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