They call President Ramaphosa "The Buffalo" for a reason. You can draw a straight line between Lonmin, the Marikana massacre and the buffalo.
Thirty-four miners died while the financial interests of Lonmin, one of the revenue streams that made him wealthy enough to bid R18-million for a buffalo, were being protected.
From one of the National Union of Mineworkers founders to Lonmin shareholder, he lost his humanity somewhere along this journey.
Why are we OK with being led by a man who is blatantly attempting to buy the forgiveness, if not the silence, of Marikana widows before he'll deign to meet with them? It is a sorry excuse to hide behind Mama Winnie Mandela not accompanying him due to illness.
Six years later, now Ramaphosa wants to be accompanied by Malema in order to trade on Julius's appeal among the working-class majority.