Editor's note: When Cyril Ramaphosa first came to office he triggered a wave of so-called 'Ramaphoria'. However, political analyst Rapule Tabane says that Ramaphosa may not be the saviour his supporters hope he is. Tabane says:
"Over a while, I have come to believe that many South Africans have remade President Cyril Ramaphosa according to their own outlook.
"By this, I mean that there is the Matamela Ramaphosa we all know, with his great qualities, his limitations and the political environment he operates in.
"But then there is also the exceptional CR – the Ramaphosa who exists in the imaginations of many.
"He’s the one who will clean up corruption, ensure that former president Jacob Zuma and his cronies are sent to jail, defeat ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, get Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane removed from office and, yes, create millions of jobs for the millions of unemployed South Africans.
"CR feels like someone who has just landed from Mars and is about to wave his magic wand and free us all from our collective misery, which includes the threefold challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality."
Read the rest from Rapule Tabane at News24.
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