The ANC chose the eve of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address, by far the most important event on SA’s political calendar, to announce the elevation of a slew of corrupt individuals to chair important parliamentary committees. It not only overshadowed the important occasion, but added to the miasma of despair already hanging over the country.

Once again ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has rained on Ramaphosa’s parade. And he’s got away with it each time. He’s got Ramaphosa’s measure, it seems.

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