William Saunderson-Meyer
3 minute read
25 Sep 2021
6:53 am

‘Rambo-phosa’ will have to hope his voters remain gullible

William Saunderson-Meyer

Bundle out the sick, the halt and the lame. Best of all, herd out the mentally challenged, for those are the ones that the politicians love best. It’s election time.

Cyril Ramaphosa campaigning with the ANC in Soweto. Picture: ANC

Bundle out the sick, the halt and the lame. Best of all, herd out the mentally challenged, for those are the ones that the politicians love best. It’s election time. President Cyril Ramaphosa is putting on his smiley face and is out there, being as resolutely the man of the people as it is possible for a billionaire to be. The in-your-face nature of electoral campaigning is something of a change for Ramaphosa. He last engaged up close and personal with the great unwashed almost three years ago, soon after he won the leadership by a short head against Nkosazana...