Enough of love letters, Mr President, we want action

British author and corporate coach, Rasheed Ogunlaru, reflecting on the importance of deeds over words, says: “In leadership, life and all things, it is far wiser to judge people by their deeds than their speech – their track record rather than their talk”.

I found myself thinking about these profound words a few days ago when I read President Cyril Ramaphosa’s letter to members of the ANC. The letter, which has been widely circulated, is an impassioned plea to members and leaders of the governing party of SA to work towards the reclaiming of the party’s moral authority by closing ranks on corrupt individuals...

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