Solly Moeng | Ramaphosa's mission to prevent the ANC from splitting seems to be lost

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There is no guarantee that President Cyril Ramaphosa will come out the victor from the bloody internecine battles ravaging the party he is supposed to lead, says Solly Moeng.  

Anyone who claims not to see any difference in how a Mandela-led South Africa was viewed in the country, throughout Africa and across the world, compared to a Mbeki- or Zuma-led South Africa; or in how the Reagan- or Obama-led US compared to one led by Trump and now Biden; or how a Lenin-led Soviet Union differed from that led by his immediate successor, Stalin; or - closer to home - how Uganda’s image worsened as soon as former dictator, Idi Amin, took over power from Milton Obote, needs to think again.

The reality is that whenever a new leader gets appointed or elected, there is always a level of hope or fear that accompanies the leadership change - hope that the new leader will be better or fear that he or she will be worse, or even the same.

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