State of nation address more like the sweet words of a charmer than real plan

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- sowetanlive.co.za | 8 months ago

If President Cyril Ramaphosa were a young man, charmer-boy would be the best way to describe him.

Only a charmer-boy would make Julius Malema reveal his bank-robber teeth in a parliamentary smile induced by a president who promises to sing a jazz song. As Yale University don Timothy Snyder reminds us in his book The Road To Unfreedom, Joseph Stalin used to sneer that "jazz was a deliberate plot [by America] to reduce European listeners to mindless dancers incapable of normal sexual intercourse".

One wonders what Stalin would say about Malema.

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