TOM EATON: Maimane, Steenhuisen and the rational centre
Even the most ardent ‘classical liberals’ must admit a white president is simply not a realistic prospect
The headline was startling. John Steenhuisen, the Sunday Times was claiming, would “work with Cyril” in a coalition government, but not with DD Mabuza.
In our intensely partisan and Balkanised political set-up it was dramatic stuff, but Steenhuisen’s party seemed to absorb the blow without its usual shrillness...