Qaanitah Hunter | An insurrection or not? Why government's confusion doesn't solve SA's crises

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President Cyril Ramaphosa visiting Bridge City in Durban during a period of unrest.
President Cyril Ramaphosa visiting Bridge City in Durban during a period of unrest.
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The back and forth over the term insurrection shows that Cyril Ramaphosa has low authority within his own party, which is not good for the country, writes Qaanitah Hunter.

Can President Cyril Ramaphosa not see what is happening? Can he not see that the party he leads and the Cabinet that reports to him glaringly contradict his every statement?

Surely, we are not making it up. It is as clear as day that the centre is not holding.

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