The 'new dawn' is over and South Africans should let go of the fear that, without Cyril Ramaphosa, our democracy will implode, writes Adriaan Basson.
In October 2018, former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene submitted his letter of resignation to President Cyril Ramaphosa after admitting to meeting the Guptas. He revealed this at the Zondo Commission after initially telling a journalist he did not meet Jacob Zuma's besties.
Nene was not implicated in corruption, taking money from the Guptas or running a business. His sin was to be economical with the truth when a reporter asked him a few years prior whether he had met with the family from India.