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Mondli Makhanya | When rogues prevail

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If a recent study by the Social Research Foundation (SRF) is anything to go by, the level of hopelessness among South Africans is alarming. Photo: Marco Longari / AFP
If a recent study by the Social Research Foundation (SRF) is anything to go by, the level of hopelessness among South Africans is alarming. Photo: Marco Longari / AFP

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Former president Kgalema Motlanthe is generally considered to be a sound human being. A thinker and a sage. A man of integrity. A builder.

It is therefore not surprising that the ANC and branches of government often turn to him for wisdom and assign him tasks that can only be given to someone who is able to rise above the governing party’s ugly factionalism and the many serious and petty divisions that blight our nation.

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