President Cyril Ramaphosa before the 2024 State of the Nation Address at Cape Town City Hall on February 08, 2024 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa’s attempts to highlight the gains of 30 years of democracy in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday evening had opposition leaders accusing him of “living in a dream world” and being “Cyril in Wonderland”.
It is an election year, after all.
This was evidenced by the tenor of Ramaphosa’s speech, reflecting on glories past and minimising the governing ANC’s role in the “challenges” facing the country, and the opposition’s sharp criticism laced with an expectancy of change through the ballot box.
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