Peter Bruce Columnist

So, foreign minister Lindiwe Sisulu has issued a démarche to the ambassadors to SA of the US, Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The démarche is a requirement that they present themselves to the department for international relations & co-operation to explain why they wrote and signed and then sent a letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding that he speed up the fight against corruption in SA and move with purpose to address the many areas of policy uncertainty that deter investors. That was the essence of the Sunday Times lead yesterday. But Sisulu should tread carefully lest she embarrass herself. She should ask her staff to please get a copy of the letter from the presidency. The one containing the date and the signatures of the ambassadors. Once she has that she can go ahead and dress the ambassadors down because, I have to say, I was taken aback by the story. I’ve been around a little bit but I’d never heard of such a thing. It really is unprecedented ...

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