Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
17 Nov 2021
7:30 am

Open letter to Ramaphosa: Appreciate the mood of the people

Cliff Buchler

'Now you know what your subjects have had to endure while you and your cadres have either participated in, or conveniently overlooked, outright corruption', writes Cliff Buchler.

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Neil McCartney

To President Cyril Ramaphosa: Dear Mr President. You’ll probably be surprised, feel belittled and insulted when spotting this open missive directed at a personage of your stature. And that written by an old hack with no claim to fame, other than filling spaces with trite words. But then again, I’ve always been led to believe that those who govern in a democracy are the “servants of the people”, so I have the right to confront you with my need? And what better time to catch you at your most vulnerable: the aftermath of an election over which you and your...