Nerdish statesman delivered all he could – Haffajee

- | 8 months ago

For the entire week, the EFF has had Ramaphosa on tenterhooks, and he used the first minutes of his speech to disarm them.

EFF leader Julius Malema and his score of MPs sat stony-faced and red, refusing to acknowledge Ramaphosa’s entry (although everybody stands), but the president had other ideas. He started with a story of how he had met Malema in the week and discussed how to sing Thuma Mina, the theme song of Ramaphosa’s call to volunteerism.

The story made Malema lift his head, smile and giggle.

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