President Cyril Ramaphosa is hard at work in the background, closing a meticulously canvassed rescue plan for Eskom and simultaneously devising cunning strategies to defeat the army of enemies he faces inside his own party.

Either that, or he is sleepwalking into a political tragedy, a disastrous one-term presidency that will be remembered, if at all, for flaky leadership, broken dreams, rising unemployment, further de-industrialisation and social decay...

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