Gift an article

Adriaan Basson | Phala Phala: Our democracy shouldn't hinge on one man's heartbeat

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
loading...
Loading, please wait...
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
President or businessman? | President Cyril Ramaphosa at an auction on his Phala Phala game farm. The author argues Ramaphosa's gains will not disappear overnight if he resigned.
President or businessman? | President Cyril Ramaphosa at an auction on his Phala Phala game farm. The author argues Ramaphosa's gains will not disappear overnight if he resigned.
Gallo Images

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.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Try FREE for 14 days
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
What are your thoughts on the possibility of having permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I'll take that over constant schedule changes
13% - 1465 votes
Why are we normalising Eskom’s mess?
72% - 8083 votes
I've already found alternative ways of powering my home/business
15% - 1674 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.47
-2.2%
Rand - Pound
21.05
-0.0%
Rand - Euro
18.91
-0.0%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.09
-0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Platinum
974.02
0.0%
Palladium
1,623.95
0.0%
Gold
1,865.16
0.0%
Silver
22.35
0.0%
Brent Crude
79.94
-2.8%
Top 40
74,082
+0.6%
All Share
80,241
+0.6%
Resource 10
75,186
+0.7%
Industrial 25
103,461
+0.8%
Financial 15
16,550
0.0%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE