Ramaphosa must use the power of his popularity

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- citizen.co.za | 4 weeks ago

Few people, today, would not lament the wasted years of apartheid.

Yet, in spite of being participants in a disaster that slowly unspooled over 46 years, National Party voters, by and large, kept the faith. The stemvee, the voting cattle, as the Nats disparagingly referred to their blindly loyal supporters, would probably have continued to vote for the party that had put the country in the dwang, were it not for a confluence of external factors.

What reminded me of those frustrating years was a recent dinner party at which I was a guest.

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