It has been such a thrill watching the political analysts doing their thing and trying very hard to convince us that they can read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s mind. One analyst, in particular, has been an absolute marvel to watch as he tried to convince us he had such astonishing psychic abilities that he could predict Ramaphosa’s next move even before the man himself had thought about it. The man pretty much sold his speculative guesswork as fact and drove home his argument with such aggression that his spirited performance had me applauding at the television screen. One thing is certain though — these are uncertain times and life after Jacob Zuma has been difficult for the analysts, as it has been for this country’s political opposition.Zuma was easy to analyse because he often behaved like that unpredictable taxi driver who suddenly brakes his rickety E20 combi in the fast lane without warning, turns left without signalling and pretty much flashes his middle finger at every traff...

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