Cyril still holds key to SA’S future
Your editorial (August 9-15), “Cyril’s Mabuza problem”, speaks of the politics of compromise. After all, the ANC elective conference handed Lindiwe Sisulu a marginal loss for the position of deputy president in favour of David Mabuza. Even closer was Senzo Mchunu’s narrow defeat by Ace Magashule for the position of secretarygeneral of the party.
Both Mabuza and Magashule have histories of alleged corruption in the provinces under their watch, and the sword of Damocles is poised over their necks. Yet for the present the two are more secure in their jobs than is President Cyril Ramaphosa. In a normal democracy, neither would have stood a chance of election.
It is odd that The New York Times would bother with such an investigation. After all, more goes on in New York on a weekend than the yet to be proved malfeasance of Mabuza.
Next is probably a scathing report on Magashule’s reign, when the Free State was so influenced by the Gupta family.
Any further exposure might result in their undoing but, meanwhile, Ramaphosa walks unsteadily. His recall would be the death knell for SA. Only he and a few honest men in the ruling party can save us from the precipice.