Mbhazima Shilowa | Is it awfully hard work doing nothing, Mr President?

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Cyril Ramaphosa has proved to be the artful dodger by not acting on corruption as he has promised, writes the author.  Photo by Siyabulela Duda
Cyril Ramaphosa has proved to be the artful dodger by not acting on corruption as he has promised, writes the author. Photo by Siyabulela Duda

Despite promises from Cyril Ramaphosa that action would be taken against those accused of corruption, we have seen very little movement, earning the president a gold medal for procrastination, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.

My father-in-law once told me a story about two tortoises that went on a journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Five years into the trip, so the story goes, the pair arrived in Bloemfontein. Tired, hungry and thirsty, the tortoises decided to stop at the first tavern they came across and ordered two single-malt whiskeys. Just as the two whiskeys were served, they realised that they had left their wallets in Cape Town, whereupon it was decided that one of them should return to the Mother City to fetch it.

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