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The past six weeks have seen a significant shift in our political history which, in the fullness of time, may appear to be just a short blur of events. We have to properly record these events because future generations will look to us as the custodians of the memory of change. I start counting with the ANC national executive committee meeting in February, which culminated in a delegation dispatched to meet with then president Jacob Zuma to request his resignation. He told them he had done nothing wrong and saw no reason to resign. The pressure intensified and eventually the country received a Valentine’s Day gift, though not an act of love, when Zuma announced he was resigning. Then, in a whirlwind, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president and inaugurated. His first state of the nation address on February 19 lifted the spirits of the nation. Just two months earlier, he had been elected president of the ANC by a mere 179 votes. While I know the ANC national executive committee and its t...

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