Opposition parties did well to give Cyril Ramaphosa a reality check

Julius Malema did not mince his words and described Ramaphosa's speech as a concoction of, "misguided, incoherent, contradictory and proven to be futile ideas mixed in a bag of fantasies".

The incoherence of presentation makes it painful for the listener to glean out meaning. Like DA leader Mmusi Maimane put it, "we don't need faster horses", referring to how New York city dealt with its manure problems in the mid 1900s, "but bold, new interventions.

" It is true that even though Ramaphosa tried to inspire in the ilk of Martin Luther King Junior, with his reference to a dream, Buthelezi rightly pointed out that "two things were sorely lacking: the now and the how".

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