Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
2 minute read
2 Feb 2021
4:45 am

Why Cyril remained mum on spy report

Sipho Mabena

‘New dawn’ a pipe dream as demonstrated by failure to act.

ANC President Comrade Cyril Ramaphosa addressing a Public meeting in Pietermaritzburg, Friday 29 March 2019 | Image: Twitter/ @myanc

Keeping the fractured ANC intact and maintaining the balance of power has turned President Cyril Ramaphosa into “a snail stuck in oil”, according to analysts, rendering his “new dawn” a pipe dream as demonstrated by his failure to act on the chilling findings of the inquiry into State Security Agency (SSA). The president received the high-level review panel on the SSA’s report in March 2019, but no action has been taken against those implicated in a decade of looting and using the agency for private and political interests. When he came to power in 2017, Ramaphosa brought a sense of...