Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
6 Apr 2022
8:01 am

Wedding bells for Cyril, John?

Cliff Buchler

'Oh, heavens, sorry Mr President, I’m still a little befogged. What can I do for you?' Steenhuisen asks.

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DA leader, John Steenhuisen in Parliament on 15 February 2018. Picture: Gallo Images / Sowetan / Esa Alexander

John Steenhuisen’s landline phone rings. Too early, thinks a fuddled John after his battle royal with his old guard MPs the day before. And disturbed sleep. But it’s Saturday, damn it. “Hi Johnno,” booms a friendly voice. Familiar. Can it be, thinks John. “It’s Cyril here. You know, your president?” “Oh, heavens, sorry Mr President, I’m still a little befogged. What can I do for you?” “John, call me Cyril – or Bull, if you like. Tee-hee. You know there’s the big election looming, and it’s essential we smoke the peace pipe and tie the knot.” ALSO READ: Cyril is...