An interesting aspect of the upcoming general election is the extent to which the biggest party, which has been in power for 25 years, has focused its campaign almost entirely on the person of its leader, Cyril Ramaphosa. In many ways this is hardly surprising given the disgraceful and disastrous track record of the ANC over the past decade. If our future is so dependent on one person, the questions that need to be asked are: what can one expect to happen given the context in which he operates and what are his underlying motives?

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