Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
Cyril is the man. So said Sowetan readers in a poll to choose a compromise candidate to lead the ANC and the country.
Ramaphosa has a proven track record as a leader: in his trade union days he struck fear in the hearts of exploitative mine owners and he was among those driving negotiations for a democratic South Africa.
His promotion of black economic empowerment and his vigorous opposition to the abuse of workers should endear him to both the poor and to the elite.
And the considerable support he enjoys among whites means that he could unite South Africans across all economic strata and the colour divide.
The people have spoken. What do you say, chief?