FIRST TAKE | Sacrifice, resolve and the making of South Africa under Cyril Ramaphosa

2020-04-09 23:56

President Cyril Ramaphosa's fourth address to South Africa since the start of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday night was one in which he asked battered citizens to prepare themselves for more pain and sacrifice as the country attempts to ward off both a health and economic disaster.

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