GARETH VAN ONSELEN: History and Ramaphosa’s first Sona
Remember the good old days of 2018, when presidential rhetoric was taken at face value? As if it might actually be a precursor to change?
On February 16 2018, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his first state of the nation address (Sona).
He said back then, “We are a nation at one.” It’s hard to remember 2018 now, but that doesn’t seem quite right. And perhaps it explains why, a few lines later, he said, “We know that there is still a lot that divides us.”..