| Cyril Ramaphosa, PW Botha, and how not to waste a good crisis

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“Robert Cabelly, who was (US assistant secretary of state for Africa) Chester Crocker‘s assistant, said that there comes a time where every politician must have the guts to go for his opponent‘s jugular and to make it a fight to the end.

I think that that time has come for Ramaphosa. ” – Leon Wessels, deputy chairperson of the Constituent Assembly (1994 to 1996) when Ramaphosa was chairperson.

In the early 1980s, while Oliver Tambo was trying his best to keep an ANC throttled by exile alive, apartheid prime minister PW Botha was spoiling for a fight inside the National Party (NP).

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