Two realities collided in the National Assembly on Tuesday as ANC and opposition party MPs debated President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address delivered on Thursday last week. 

ANC MPs, following in Ramaphosa’s footsteps, focused on the transformation that had occurred under ANC rule since apartheid while opposition MPs pointed to the prevailing situation in the country characterised by high unemployment, load-shedding, low economic growth and high levels of crime and corruption. ..

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