The country is a pawn in the ANC factions' chess match when it's the "corrupt faction" that should be a pawn between independent institutions and the Ramaphosa faction, writes Siya Khumalo.
Ace Magashule tweeted a picture of himself holding a white pawn. A black pawn appeared to have moved first (which doesn't happen) and his white pawn had nowhere to move from where it was.
Asked to guess at the strategy at work, chess champion Gary Kasparov replied that he'd call it a "photo-op opening". We need not look farther afield for a depiction of the ANC's character as resolutions without resolve, appearances and platitudes void of substance.