Predictions, as the saying goes, are always tricky, especially when they deal with the future.

In retrospect, perhaps the FM’s most controversial and far-reaching prediction was expressed in two covers with the same theme, one published when I was editor and one published by my predecessor, Barney Mthombothi, both written by Carol Paton.

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