PETER BRUCE: Can Zuma still put a damper on the Cyril Spring?
If only Ramaphosa could now persuade Jacob Zuma to depart gracefully everything would fall into place
Shock horror! Cyril Ramaphosa has been back in the country for three days and he’s done absolutely nothing. Well, ok, getting a new Eskom board in place before dashing off to Davos was a real accomplishment. And he talked a good story on Davos, though I rather thought he repeated himself a lot. How many different ways are there to say the mood of the country is on the up. You hear it everywhere. The Cyril Spring, first coined right here ladies and gentlemen, is the new black. The stock market is stuck well above 60,000 points. The rand is strong. Foreigners were most impressed with Cyril. But there’s just this nagging feeling that if only Ramaphosa could now persuade Jacob Zuma to avail himself of the opportunity to depart the Union Buildings gracefully everything would fall into place. That’s probably a little unfair on Ramaphosa who did, after all, tell people (Bloomberg TV to be precise) that moving Zuma on was a “very, very delicate matter”, which is another way of preparing all...
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