In February 2018 the ANC confronted Jacob Zuma, barred him from delivering the state of the nation address (Sona), kicked him out of the Union Buildings and installed Cyril Ramaphosa as our new president. The former trade unionist projected himself as a man in a hurry, keen to implement an agenda of renewal for a state that had been brought to its knees by the court-dodging Zuma.

“We should put all the negativity that has dogged our country behind us because a new dawn is upon us and a wonderful dawn has arrived,” Ramaphosa said in his maiden Sona on February 16 2018...

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