Rorisang Kgosana
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20 Aug 2020
5:00 am

No love for ‘lame duck’ Ramaphosa and ANC ‘hyenas’

Rorisang Kgosana

A survey has found that public confidence in the president is at a record low, with ordinary South Africans saying he has dropped the ball and surrounded himself with people who sabotage his attempts to improve the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Supplied

Confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ability to lead the country through the pandemic has substantially declined, as the virus outbreak has left him a “lame duck” that is backed into a corner by “hyenas and crocodiles” surrounding him, analysts said. According to findings in round two of the Covid-19 Democracy Survey by the University of Johannesburg and the Human Sciences Research Council, trust and confidence in Ramaphosa dwindled from 85% between April and May to 61% in July this year. The about-turn on the cigarette ban by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, which trumped Ramaphosa’s earlier...