DM168 Reflection: Ramaphosa cuts a lonely figure on that podium
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his fifth State of the Nation address in strict adherence to the regulations of the National State of Disasters and in the form of a hybrid joint session, with at least no more than 50 members of parliament, representatives of the judiciary and the executive in The physical chamber and the rest of this category attended virtually. Date: February 11, 2021. Image: ESA ALEXANDER / POOL
What also highlighted the desolate figure of Ramaphosa was the invisibility of his cabinet members this week.
First published in the weekly Daily Maverick 168.
When President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his State of the Nation (Sona) address on Thursday night, a few things stood out. The applause from the benches that usually accompanies the …