Hagen Engler
4 minute read
8 May 2021
8:14 am

Is there any way for Cyril and Ace to save this toxic relationship?

Hagen Engler

He sympathises with Ace, says Hagen Engler, 'because no one likes to be dumped,' but he would also prefer to do the dumping.

Breaking up is hard to do: It may be time for Ace, Cyril, and the ANC to admit the love is gone. Picture: iStock

As I watched the embarrassing spectacle of Cyril Ramaphosa and Ace Magashule firing each other, I was struck by the similarity to certain shambolic romantic relationships – notably my own! I think I sympathise with Ace, because no one likes to be dumped. I, too, prefer to do the dumping when it comes to such things. If you cast your mind back to your undoubtedly illustrious years on the dating scene, I’m sure even you have fallen prey to this syndrome. “Breaking up with me? You can’t break up with me, 'cos I’m breaking up with you!” Okay, maybe your...