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It is only in calmness that sensible decisions can be made. The emotion which comes from over-excitement sows the seeds of dumb actions. Young nations take time to appreciate this reality, and during this maturing process, the door is open for opportunists to take advantage. A lot has happened in the month since Vytjie Mentor’s now famous Facebook comment gave momentum to the overdue unravelling of the Zuptas. As the dust settles, a multitude of post mortems will be delivered showing how South Africa was captured by a family of amateurs – from a foreign land no less – who rapidly carved out enormous power, wealth and influence. Seasoned political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni nailed it last night when describing the Gupta approach as “grotesque, in your face, corrosive.” Their demise, was inevitable. Getting back the weight they extracted, though, might be more difficult. – Alec Hogg
By Lizeka Tandwa, News24
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.