Considering that it was just one day short of three weeks since President Cyril Ramaphosa last addressed the nation, it’s not a surprise that the speech didn’t meet with universal acclaim.

After such a hiatus from the commander-in-chief during what has been presented as an almost war-like environment, it’s not unreasonable that people expected a clearer point of action, rather than being told to wait for yet more consultations among structures that strike most people as opaque.  ..

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