Nica
2 minute read
15 Mar 2021
6:12 am

SA’s politics could be heading for a world of pain

Nica

A lesson from the past is to beware of thinking our current politics is a mess … because it can get worse.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Back in the mists of political history, when Thabo Mbeki was president, nobody believed that, one day, we might look back and say: “Those were the good old days…” Yet, look at us now. And the lesson is: beware of thinking our current politics is a mess … because it can get worse. Here’s a nightmare scenario for supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa who thought that, after his triumph at the ANC’s Nasrec elective conference in December 2017, state capture might finally be put behind us. Specifically, it was hoped that Ramaphosa’s predecessor, Jacob Zuma, would be confined to the...