Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
3 Feb 2021
7:31 am

Three years have gone by, but Cyril still has long way to go

Eric Naki

Has to unite warring ANC, act against corruption and reduce unemployment.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

It’s three years since former trade unionist and businessman Cyril Ramaphosa assumed power. His rise to the highest office in the country came amid a deep fissure in the governing ANC, which was deeply divided. Senior members from both camps were tearing one another apart in a power contest. He was given the difficult task to unite the two sides. It was a mere two months later, on 26 February, that Ramaphosa was called upon to replace a reluctant Jacob Zuma, who was recalled a little over a year before the end of his final presidential term. The ANC made...