Adriaan Basson: De Klerk and Malema's gift to Ramaphosa

- | 2 months ago

As I watched the e-mails drop in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa's fourth State of the Nation Address last week, it dawned on me what a great gift Ramaphosa had received from Julius Malema and FW de Klerk.

  Instead of the country debating every single detail from Ramaphosa's speech - and there is plenty to debate - South Africa is talking about whether apartheid was a crime against humanity or not, and if De Klerk should have been allowed to attend the SONA.  This gives Ramaphosa a welcome reprieve from answering tough questions about the details lacking from his annual address, including how a state bank and sovereign what-what will save us from economic demise.

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