We might be expecting too much from Ramaphosa

We might be expecting too much from Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks from the same spot on 11 February 2020 where former president Nelson Mandela made his first speech as a free man, after his release from prison on 11 February 1994. Picture: GCIS

Perhaps his task is merely to stop Pharaoh, while the real Moses is still coming to take us to the land of milk and honey.

Oliver Tambo, the late ANC president, (who always preferred to be known as acting president as a sign of respect for imprisoned Nelson Mandela) once warned the ANC about the dangers of power and how people would turn against the state as they demand services: “Comrades, you might think that it is very difficult to wage a liberation struggle. Wait until you are in power. I might be dead by then. At that stage, you will realise that it is actually more difficult to keep the power than to wage a liberation war. People will be expecting a lot of...




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