Here is a sentence from an April 2019 letter to the editor (https://www.iol.co.za/thepost/letter-vote-for-ramaphosa-to-save-the-country-22002856), just ahead of the national elections and which perfectly captures the spirit of “Ramaphoria” at the time: “I submit that a vote for Ramaphosa is not a vote for the old ANC that we know. It is the new dawn ANC of President Ramaphosa.”

The patriotic zeal fairly radiated off the page.

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