Sunday World

Spin doctors put shine on Ramaphosa


It was to be expected that the spin doctors of the president of South Africa would be at work to sugarcoat his handling of recent events.

It has been like this ever since he was the deputy of former president Jacob Zuma.

Already the spin doctors are planting a narrative called reshufflin­g in the media and in the minds of ordinary people. This has been the modus operandi of Cyril Ramaphosa, whereby an idea from his backers is planted in the media and projected as originatin­g

from the public and he then emerges as the sweet saviour who listens and does as the public wishes.

It is utterly false to conclude that the state was caught off guard by the recent looting and violence.

The only thing that can be said is that the president and his security agencies failed to prevent what they feared the most, which explains the confusion that followed.

The failure stems from government’s failure to prepare the public politicall­y, culturally and economical­ly to have a common ideology and respect for the law.

This will fail if the social conditions do not drasticall­y change within five years because the will of the people cannot be intimidate­d.

Khotso KD Moleko,

Mangaung, Bloemfonte­in

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