Cyril Ramaphosa not afraid to ‘ice somebody out, just to put them in their place’ – Ray Hartley
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Ray Hartley, the author of Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would Be King, chatted to Polity SA recently about the new leader of the ANC.
Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would Be King attempts to answer the question that everyone is asking: can the man in the middle lead from the front?
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Hartley provides some insights into Ramaphosa’s upbringing and where his interest in politics came from.
‘What’s interesting about Cyril is that he knows how to play power well and how to keep his adversaries off-balance,’ Hartley says.
Hartley mentions Ramaphosa’s work as a negotiator for the National Union of Mineworkers and during the Constitutional negotiation process.
‘From time to time he would ice somebody out, just to put them in their place, keep them on their toes,’ he says.
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