ROB ROSE: Ramaphosa’s roast chicken Gestapo
The president risks losing the high ground if he doesn’t lift Cele’s boot off the population’s throat
It’s time for Cyril Ramaphosa to take back control from the roast chicken Gestapo, the police state disciples and the idiot ideologues in his cabinet.
Ramaphosa, heaped with praise for his decisiveness early in SA’s Covid-19 outbreak, finds his lockdown at a precarious stage. Confirmed infections, now at 3,158 with 54 deaths, are advancing slowly. But the legitimacy of the lockdown is now on trial as the autocrats in his cabinet seize power and the corrupt in his own party steal emergency rations meant for the poor...