Riding on his quote tales: Action – not words – expected from Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: GCIS

If there is one thing that has been a consistent feature of President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration, or at least his public addresses, it is his flair for taking long-heralded quotes from other revered figures and applying them to his work and South Africa's current realities.

He stayed consistent with this theme on Thursday afternoon when he replied to Parliament's debate on his 2021 State of The Nation Address (SONA).

The SONA took place last Thursday evening as a virtual sitting, while the debate took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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