As the days go by since his inauguration Cyril Ramaphosa is increasingly exposed as a “reluctant president”. Based on what we have seen so far he has to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to do or say anything.

It took him more than three days to make this comment: “I condemn the violence that has been spreading around a number of our provinces in the strongest terms.” What a profound statement...

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