TONY LEON: How can SA swallow Cyril Ramaphosa’s big whoppers?
By bungling the vaccine rollout the government has left us defenceless in the fight of our lives
In 2011 Cyril Ramaphosa added to his personal fortune when he secured a 20-year deal, via his Shanduka Group, to run all 145 McDonald’s restaurants in SA. In 2016 he sold his franchise rights for “an undisclosed sum” to a Middle Eastern company.
No doubt the president still has a fond attachment to junk food’s golden arches. Yet his public pronouncements, especially in these stressed times of plague, owe far more to the Big Mac’s rival brand from Burger King, “The Whopper”...