President Cyril Ramaphosa might find his a thankless task. Perceived and actual failures attract intense criticism while there is a reluctance to give him any credit. 

Take his gruelling testimony at the Zondo commission last week, which followed a previous appearance that can hardly be said to have been a walk in the park. Given the assault on the constitution by his predecessor, and the physical attack on the country by his would-be supporters, seeing the president forced to confront his party’s failures was a powerful affirmation of the democratic order...

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