President’s response to cadre deployment fails badly

Let it not be forgotten that the Deployment Committee was chaired by Mr Ramaphosa in his capacity as ANC deputy president during most of President Zuma’s term of office. Coincidentally, this was a period for which no records could be produced. ‘It is not sufficient,’ the Report said, ‘for President Ramaphosa to focus on the future of the party and his envisaged renewal process. Responsibility ought also to be taken for the events of the previous “era”. He did so partially and only in the most general terms.’