GARETH VAN ONSELEN: Cyril Ramaphosa and optimism-speak
What the people want now is truth — they want the truth because the ANC has taken hope away from them
In his most recent newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote, “Optimism is the foundation of progress and hope is the companion of development.”
It was a trite observation from the President, amid much similar twaddle, all equally inane. A man of letters Cyril Ramaphosa is not. But the optimism routine in particular has worn paper thin, as has everyone’s patience. ..