COMMENT: Where Cyril went wrong
Ramaphosa is a capable leader – there’s no doubt about that. But his allegiance to toeing the political line, and not calling the shots when it’s needed, could be the end of him
There are no bad ideas, only great ideas that go horribly wrong. It’s a line I heard recently while watching 30 Rock, a brilliant US sitcom created by Tina Fey.
It’s a sentiment that’s perhaps also an apt description of Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency so far. What happened? It all seemed so bright – not so long ago we were chanting “Thuma Mina” with renewed vigour. The markets rallied, the rand strengthened...